The Catholic Daughters of the Americas nationwide started a new year in September, 2020 and now it is a new year 2021.
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.
The topics that will dominate this first year of our term as CDA officers is: Circle of Love and Spirituality/Service.
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.
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.
As always we pray for our church, country, and for the sick and their families in this trying time.
Our meetings have been on zoom.
We have met at an open air area park together for a Rosary Rally, and a gathering for the raffle prize winners. We had a Rosary Rally October 10 at noon at St Helena Church. CDA Sunday was October 18, when we had 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.
“A day with Mary” was celebrated Saturday , October 17, 2020,with a rosary and a 8:30 a.m. Mass at St Helena Church. The event was open to all parishioners as well as the court.
Belk’s Department store in New Braunfels, Texas had their Charity Sale on the weekend of October 9-11 and November 13-15. We made a total of $255 in profits by selling tickets. The money is spent on donations to the San Antonio Food Bank or other charities. This winter we have had a Rosary Rally for the unborn and Fatima Rosaries on October 10, 2020, January 23, 2021 and will have a future Rosary Rally on March 20, 2021. Our Lady is the patron saint of the Catholic Daughters. Each Catholic Daughter looks to Our Lady for guidance and love.
We have reserved the date of October 9, 2021 as our annual Fiesta Fashion Show. More information is to come, so please look for donors for the event. We will be selling tickets for the event soon.
Please check the calendar on the News section of this website for dates of CDA monthly meetings and events.