note from regent
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas nationwide started a new year in September, 2020.
I hope everyone is in good health. I want to extend my gratitude and admiration to our members.  They consistently dedicate their time and talents for the better good.  True to the CDA Motto of Unity and Charity, we started strong with a number of activities with the Heartland Senior Home with seniors. But due to the Corona Virus epidemic many of our activities with the Heartland Rehabilitation Center have been postponed.
Our meetings have been on zoom.
We have met at an open air area park together for a Rosary Rally, a gathering for the raffle prize winners, and we will have a Rosary Rally October 17 at noon at St Helena Church. CDA Sunday was October 18, we will have a corporate Mass at 10 a.m.
Youth/JCDA – Susan Staudt and Denise Beitel are sponsors for the JCDA. With our bulletin advertising we hope to invite more girls to the JCDA.
“My Soul Magnifies the Lord” Retreat was Saturday , October 17, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the church.  There was a Mass, lecture on Mary, and a rosary.  The retreat was open to all parishioners.
Belk’s Department store in New Braunfels, Texas is having their Charity Sale on the weekend of October 9-11 and November 13-15. We will be selling the tickets for $5. The ticket will allow $10 off your purchase at the store or online. We made a total of $255 in profits
The four topics that will dominate this  first year of our term as CDA officers is:  Protocol, Circle of Love, Ceremonials, and Spirituality/Service.
Protocols reach across all areas of our organization, including meetings, special functions, conflict resolution and chain of command.  The Texas Court urges that protocols be practiced uniformly in all courts. 
The Circle of Love  provides CDA’s structure for assisting in church and community, participating in national programs that make a difference, working with youth and schools, making a difference in the lives of the elderly and aged, and promoting justice and equality in legislative issues through Operation Morning Star.
CDA Ceremonials can include installation of chaplain and court officers, memorial services such as, ceremonies for wakes and funerals for deceased CDA members, CDA Sunday and New Member Reception, dedication ceremony to the Blessed Mother, opening ceremonies at meeting, and saying the pledge to the United States and Texas flags.
Spirituality and Service:  CDA has its own unique spirituality- its own way of approaching God in prayer and living out the Gospel through private prayer and works of justice and charity. 
Please check the calendar on the News section of this website for dates of CDA monthly meetings and events.
You can reach me at my phone 210-844-8941.
Your Sister in Christ
Yolanda De Leon
Regent, Court St. Helena of the Cross #2679