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Season of Giving

Memorial Mass cards are still available $2.50 each. These cards provide prayers once a month for a year for your intentions.  It also provides the money for scholarships. 

We will continue to have our general meeting raffle tickets for $1.00 each to support the fund for our Fiesta Fashion show on April 18, 2020. 

Ida Vincent will be the chairperson for the Fashion Show this coming year. We are looking for donations of money and items (for our silent auction). Ask your businesses for donations. We have a form for our 501(c)3 patrons.


CDA Clips

Events in Photos:

Photos from our 5th Court Anniversary July 10,2019.

Assembly of White Ribbons Against Pornography October 19

News from National

In CDA National News there are five National Projects for which National is asking that all Courts send $20.00 per project per year.  They are Habitat for Humanity, Holy Cross Family Ministries, Laboure, SOAR, and Smile Train. 
The site also mentioned what the CDA ( as defined by the IRS as a designated tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.) can do regarding educating voters about the candidates and their positions . Please check out the National CDA site at
Texas CDA and Habitat for Humanity are working together to help a single mother of two children to move into a new home in Texarkana, TX. Ground blessing/breaking is planned for Saturday, February 22, 2020, with expected house completion in May 2020. CDA courts are being asked to donate $250 to this project.
State Regent Melodie Brunt with the Texas State Officers attended the 2019 State and Territorial Officers Conference held July 18-21, 2019 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Other officers Rebecca Brown 1st Vice State Regent, Carolyn Richey, 2nd Vice State Regent, Terrie Vacek, State Secretary and Virginia Olsovsky, State Treasurer. is the website to see the Texas CDA information. 

Our Charities

colourful-volunteer-vectorBudget Committee for Our Charities

CDA members, please make a list of charities you are interested in helping and/or contributing. The National projects are the Habitat for Humanity, International; Holy Cross Family Ministries, Father Peyton; The Laboure Society; Smile Train; SOAR (Supporting Our Aging Religious).  The National Charities:  Apostleship of the Sea; Catholic Relief Services International; Covenant House; Disaster Relief Fund International; Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home; Mother Teresa “Missions of Charity” International; National Center on Sexual Exploitation/Morality in the Media; Pontifical North American College of Rome;  and local charities are a few that we have helped in the past.  Along with these missions, each court or district is encouraged to seek out its own “mission of mercy”.  Each court is encouraged to be aware of needs in their immediate area.  Please contact Yolanda Deleon if you want to make suggestions. 


texas cda is the website to see the Texas CDA information.