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St. Helena of the Cross #2679 has taken on the Gifting Tree ministry. Several times a month we will be selling religious items at the Dolan Center. The profits go to our St. Helena Church. Check the bulletin for dates. See you there!

Here we are at the Guadalupe Home on May 27, 2021.  The staff was appreciative of CDA’s donation of $1300 from our Mother’s day Breakfast.  We took a guided tour of the facility and dedicated most of our time to learning about the services provided to the residents.  Goals setting and incentives are a big part of the catalyst toward successful exit from Guadalupe Home.  

1st Place Circle of Love Category Legislation

Court St. Helena of the Cross #2679 received the above award at the Texas State Convention held April, 2021. This was annual Circle of Love in Legislation for member group Category II (26-50 members). We support the abolition of abortion in our legislative system. We enlist prayer with the America Needs Fatima Rosary Rallies for the unborn and participated in the “9 Days for Life Novena” from January 21-29, 2021. These are a few examples of our efforts to discourage abortion. Great job ladies!

Deacon Gabe Becerra blessed our new statue of Our Lady of Fatima at our monthly meeting June 1, 2021

St Helena of the Cross CDA Family Night on July 23, 2021. Thank you to all who were able to attend!  A special expression of appreciation to Angie Whitestone and her sons Ron and Eddie for running the Bingo, and kudos to Emily Hoch for setting up the food and drinks.

Our Charities

colourful-volunteer-vectorThe CDANational 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”.  Our court is  aware of needs in our immediate area such as the Food Bank and the Guadalupe Home.

Please contact Yolanda Deleon if you want to make suggestions. 

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 have donated $1500 from the raffle proceeds to the St. Helena Building Fund.

We have donated $300 to the San Antonio Food Bank February, 2021.


October 9, 2021 Fall Fling

Since we were unable to have our Spring Fiesta Fling in April due to the Covid pandemic, we postponed the event till October 9. We will have the same venue. That is the location of Northern Hills Golf Club. We will again use the fashions from Belk’s Department store in New Braunfels, Tx. There will be music! We have most of the vendors situated. Las Carretas will provide a delicious Mexican Dinner. The tickets to attend are $35 each and you can now reserve a table. Seating will be ten persons per table so call us!

The vendors will be URPI Latin American Art. There will be jewelry vendors representing Jimenez, Grace & Heart, Paparazzi, and Love Edie. The other vendors will provide gifts and accessories for handbags and totes, fashions and stationary products. The event will be so much fun!

Did I mention the silent auction? There will be jewelry and gift cards galore.

We are grateful to HEB for their donation of $200 in gift cards. Lone Star Capital Bank and Randolph Brooks FCU have each donated $500. Swing Junction; Puente & Sons Funeral Home; Alterations, Tailor & Shoe Repair have each donated $100. We have also heard from Reger Family Dental; My Shop Tint; Jennifer Scroggins; and Adorn Jewelry @ Rolling Oaks Mall. We have heard from Oak Leaf Event Center,;Kutz and Kurls; Las Carretas Restaurant all who are offering Gift Certificates. We have auction contributions from our court sisters and friends.

Our raffle has a First prize of $500.00, second and third prizes of $200,. Fourth prize is $100. Fifth and sixth prize are each a HEB $100 Gift card. Seventh prize is a Spafinder $100 Gift card and eighth prize is a Kutz-N-Kurlz $100 Gift Card and there is more! The raffle tickets are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00. Great prizes right! Contact any Catholic Daughter of St. Helena #2679 to purchase the tickets.

We are looking for partners who will donate items or money to promote the event. We will have a silent auction, food, prizes and music. The donors will be noted on the event program. They will also be shown here on this website. We want to promote these businesses and express our gratitude as well. We would appreciate gifts, certificates or gift cards for the auction.

The meetings are on the calendar. They will be every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Dolan Center. Please come to give input and celebrate another event for our court.

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.  A recent check of  the National CDA site shows new videos and important information.  Please check out the National CDA site at

CDA Texas and National

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

Remember to put on your calendar the State CDA convention from April 14-18, 2021 located in Texarkana, Texas. is the link to the National Catholic Daughters Website. Look here for the latest in forms, contests, and events. You may also find the copies of the Share magazine published the the Catholic Daughters.