Bursary fund presentation at All Saints’ Academy
On the morning of Thursday 11 May, Immediate Past President, brother Peter Crowe, and newly installed President John Fitzpatrick of Mansfield and Dukeries Circle 197 of the Catenian Association attended an assembly for years 11, 12 and 13 at All Saints Academy in Mansfield to present 10 £50 cheques generously donated by the Association’s Bursary Fund managers.
Brother Peter talked to students about the Catenian Association, including its work in local parishes and the wider community, mentioning especially the contribution of the Association to the biennial ‘Flame Project’ so enthusiastically embraced and promoted by our Immediate Past Grand President David Rowley.
The link with All Saints now is very well established, especially through the warm and wonderful Chaplain, Vicki Mullen, who always makes us feel so welcome and at home. Academy headteacher Paul Greig also attended the assembly and thanked us for our efforts. The students have also been booked in to a Mansfield and Dukeries Circle meeting for September 25, 2017 to relate their Lourdes experiences over dinner with the wider Circle and the wives of Mansfield brothers.