Catholic Daughters of America

“Catholic Daughters of theAmericasstrives 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.”

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas( was founded in Utica, NYin 1903 by John E. Carberry and other local  Knights of Columbus.  Our Court #931 was begun in December 1924.  Our charter hangs in the ParishCenteron the “CDA Wall” along with pictures of our members and awards our Court has won, all with the help and intercession of Our Blessed Mother.  We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (none in December, February or July) at 6:30, usually.  You’ll know there is an upcoming meeting as our newsletter is put out the weekend before.  Feel free to pick up a copy as it is interesting reading.

CDA members are involved in every aspect of Nativity’s ministries.  It is generally known that if you need help for something or to get something done, ask a Catholic Daughter and it will be done.

Our motto is “Unity and Charity”.  We do our best to live as Catholic women dong God’s will with the divine assistance of our Blessed Mother, our patroness.

We are the largest organization of Catholic women in North andCentral America.  Today we have 95,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 Courts (local Chapters) in 45 states across the country as well as inPuerto Rico,Mexico,Dominican Republic, Guam and theVirgin Islands.  And we all know, that many women can be a powerful force and are rarely wrong.

Our Circle of Love logo shows a wheel with hearts on the outer spokes.  This indicates the needs of the Church and Community best served by the Catholic Daughters.  For more information, please visit

Regent:  Charilla S. Conner ( or 637-6325)

Vice-Regent:  Lisa Putney

Secretary:  Cheryl Conner

Financial Secretary:  Karen Sweeting

Treasurer:  Dawn Rejewski




2014 Education Contest Entry Form

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