Catholic Daughters of the Americas

We are the largest National Organization of Catholic Women in the world. We were founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in New York as an opportunity for Catholic women to belong to a fraternal organization and to help them improve themselves spiritually, intellectually and socially.

The integration of spirituality and service is the foundation of the Catholic Daughters. Catholic Daughters of America helps women develop their spirituality and provides avenues of service to live out that spirituality. The CDA gives members a unique opportunity to share their faith with other Catholic women. Helping others through charitable acts in the spirit of Jesus Christ is the heart of our organization. "Spirituality and Service" is the heart and soul foundation of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Members must be 18 years or older and be a practicing Catholic. We promote Catholic values.

We support St. Vincent De Paul, Hospice, Seminarians, Right to Life, a Crisis Nursery, and several other charities. We support the National CDA Charities as well as our State Court. We send delegates to the bi-annual State Convention and the bi-annual National Convention.

Our Mission

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.

Catholic Daughters 2022-2023 Officers

Left to right: Judy Penman, Rosemary Dougherty, Suzanne James, Regina Vernaskas, Mary Koltun

Catholic Daughters June Installation

Catholic Daughters 31st Biennial Convention

The Catholic Daughters 31st Biennial Convention was held From April 23 to April 25 at the Marriott University Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. Court Our Lady of Lourdes #2278 had six delegates and six alternates at the Convention. Our Court is the largest in the state of 24 courts. The first picture is Rosemary Dougherty, who is Regent of the Court. Next is Holly Zody and Joyce Stalians. The next photo is members of our Court with Bishop Wisenberger of Tucson. Finally, a photo of all of our delegates and alternates wearing white for the Memorial Mass for Deceased members.

Catholic Daughters October 2021 Meeting

2021-2022 Catholic Daughter's Roster of Events

2022-23 Officers & Committee Chairs, Our Lady of Lourdes Court 2278

2022-23 Officers:

  • Regent: Rosemary Dougherty
  • Vice Regent: Judy Penman
  • Recording Secretary: Suzanne James
  • Financial Secretary: Mary Koltun
  • Treasurer: Regina Vernaskas

2022-23 Committee Chairs:

  • Bulletin: Dorothy Alexander
  • Card Committee: Sandee Donohue
  • Emergency Contact Forms Shari Trunnell
  • Kitchen: Narcine Lohse
  • Legislation: Mary Beth Kunze
  • Membership: Lucy Horner, Linda Wolfe
  • Publicity: Rosemary Dougherty, Dorothy Alexander
  • Reception: Maryann Frison, Carol Berka, Janet Davis
  • Newsletter: Joyce Stalians
  • Rummage Sale: Joan Cosson, Lucy Horner, Bobbie Mcgown, Shari Trunnell
  • Scrapbook: Holly Zody, Sandee Donohue, Regina Vernaskas, Jo Pawlowski, Joyce Stalians
  • Sewing: Joan Cosson
  • Seminarian Project: Theresa Talbot
  • Telephone Communications: Lynn Conner, Judy Brady
  • 50/50: Karen Czaplewski, Suzanne Faulkner