Circle of Love

The seven point program of the "Circle of Love" is bound together by the common interest - love.

The small heart in the center is taken from the logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program.

A smooth transition occurred by utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love.

The Cross and Crown in the center of the heart is the national symbol of the Order of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

The CIRCLE OF LOVE program information provided on the Texas State Website and the National Website, are gathered to assist Catholic Daughters in working with the Church and community. We are indeed very aware of the needs in society that are deeply affecting today's generation, the elderly, and human life. To be effective in promoting good works, we must reach out and make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, whether it be through their own fault or the circumstances in which they find themselves. If we are to be "Jesus hands and feet" as is pledged in the Act of Consecration during the Installation Ceremony, then we must use the talents He gave us, become educated in new fields, volunteer our services and financial assistance where needed.

Local Courts are asked to select those portions of the programs that their members feel comfortable working on in their area.

The Seven Spokes are: 


Education

Scholarships

Education Contests

Religious Education 

Literacy

Reading Programs

Assisting in Classrooms


Family

Family Issues: Domestic Violence, Elderly Abuse, Abused Children, Single Parent

Community Issues

Habitat for Humanity

Environmental

Smile Train

Elderly Shut Ins

Hospice

Homeless/Hungry:

Food Shelf, Serve Meals, Clothing Contributions

Worldwide Issues: Adopt A Child

Catholic Charities

Mission

Women's Health: Health Care Facilities


Leadership

Leadership Skills: Positive Attitude, Communications, Planning, Goals, Motivation, Problem Solving

Development of Leadership skills: Seminars, Workshops


Legislation

Operation Morning Star

Telephone Chain/Tree

Prayer Service for Unborn

Invite Eected Representative

Patriotism: Public Ceremonies, Education 


Quality of Life

Apostleship of the Sea

Christmas Boxes

Ditty Bags

Covenant House: Rescue Runaway Teens

Disaster Relief Fund

Morality In Media

Health & Life

Aging Religious (S.O.A.R.)

Scholarship for Teachers

Exceptional Children

Laboure Society 

Holy Cross Ministries

Catholic Relief Services


Spiritual Enhancement

Eucharistic Liturgies: Before/After Marriage, Reception of New Members, Installation of Officers

Special Liturgies: Mass for the Deceased, CDA Sunday, World Youth, Mass of Anointing, Peace Mass

R.C.I.A: Sponsor, Prayer Partner

Bereavement: Food for Family, Plan Wake

Church Ministries: Lector, Liturgy Committee, Greeter, Bearer, Eucharist Ministries, Usher

Collect Religious Articles

Seminarians

Confirmation (Prayer Partner)

Baptisms (Furnish Gowns)

First Communion: Furnish Dresses/Prayer Partner, Veils

Priests: Priest Appreciation, Care Package, Attend Ordinations, Birthdays, Priest Anniversary


Youth/JCDA

Personal/Spiritual Growth: Retreats, Special Liturgies, Recognition Programs

Service to Others: Assist Food Drives, Feed the Hungry, Book/Toy Drives, Visit Nursing Homes 

Awareness/Appreciation of Diversity