CDA meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm, Room 2 in the Family Life Center
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is the largest organization of Catholic Women in the world, operating from it's National headquarters in New York. CDA was organized in 1903, by the Knights of Columbus then gained their own charter and began branching out throughout this country and now beyond its boundaries into Guam, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.
The vast expanse of the Order is important. A Catholic woman, through a National organization such as CDA, can feel she is fulfilling her role in life as a true Christian. The motto is "Unity and Charity". We participate in national and state issues. One voice does not get attention but many voices joined can make a difference. CDA provides an opportunity for members to join with their fellow citizens in a community of fellowship and good will.
Each woman has something to give to the church and society. CDA enables each member to exercise her own God given talents where they are most needed in today's world. We enjoy and profit by association with ladies who have the same high ideals and Catholic values.
Our Court meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30 PM in Room 2 - Family Life Center
WHY BELONG? Membership in CDA demands a deeper commitment of one's gifts. The gift of faith requires a gift of return.
The answer to the question "Why Belong?" can be easily remembered, if we associate it with the letters in the work "BELONG'.
B - BE OF FAITH AND SERVICE TO GOD THROUGH SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
E - ENRICHMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND INSPIRATION BY GROUP PARTICIPATION ARE NURTURED IN WORTHWHILE PROGRAMS.
L - LEADERSHIP ABILITY IS DEVELOPED AND THIS OVERFLOWS INTO THE COMMUNITY, DIOCESE AND COUNTRY.
O - OPPORTUNITIES TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH THROUGH PERSEVERANCE ARE OPENED. TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS ARE BOUND TO ARISE WHEN YOU WORK WITH PEOPLE.
N - NEEDS OF OTHERS IN FAMILY, PARISH, COMMUNITY, DIOCESE AND WORLD ARE MET.
G - GROWTH IN GRACE, KNOWLEDGE AND FRIENDSHIP DEVELOP BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFTS OF TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE.
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Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all mankind.
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