Founded in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women. CDA is involved in many charitable venues; involving Education, Family, Leadership, Legislation, Quality of Life, Spiritual Enhancement, and Youth.
Our MISSION STATEMENT:
Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the Advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
*Be women of Faith
*Encourage Spiritual Growth
*Promote the motto of “Unity and Charity”
The Texas State Court was organized January 25, 1917. Our Mission Statement is a reflection of the CDA motto of Unity and Charity; "The members of the Texas State and Local Courts love Christ and His Church. We are dedicated to leading others to Christ and to His service through active participation in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas."
Easy! Come to any of our regular meetings and notify any of our officers, of your wish to join our Court. We meet the first Thursday of the month, July/August excluded; dinner at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm, Room 206/208B. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Court’s charity project continues to flourish each month with dedicated Sisters in Christ meeting to assemble the 50 ‘double’ manna bags with items donated by members of the Court. Two members meet prior to manna bag assembly to prepare 50 hearty and tasty PBJ sandwiches. Each double manna bag weighs approximately 5, yes 5 pounds!! And, that is without a sandwich. The box of sandwiches is placed at the front door along with the oldest manna bags in the kitchen and each guest receives one double manna bag or two single manna bags plus a PBJ sandwich (more if the guest count is less than 50). You may or may not know but Hope Center dates all food items that come into the kitchen including boxes or containers or shopping bags that hold manna bags. Members donation of time and food items are greatly appreciated, thank you, thank you.
In addition to manna bags, there are two other ways to help the guests of HCH:
(1) Funding of paper items that are used on a daily or regular basis. Currently Hope Center is using ‘to-go’ containers to serve hot meals Monday thru Friday and wrapped plastic ware for the guests to use to eat their hot lunch. The best way to support this program is by check payable to Peggy O’Neil and note on the memo line “HCH Paper Goods”. Peggy and Mike keep the paper good supplies current at Hope Center. A financial contribution ensures that Hope Center receives the type of paper goods that work best for the Center. Checks may be dropped at the CGS office if in an envelope marked “Peggy O’Neil CDA” or mailed directly to Peggy. Please email: email@example.com for address.
(2) They could always use 2-person tents, this time of year lightweight sleeping bags, men’s jeans-smaller waist sizes, or your time as a volunteer!
You may visit our Amazon Wishlist at https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25456XE7AMYB9 or Walmart to find $10 backpacks, $20 tents and 40-count bottled water for $4.12.
Donations may be handled several ways: call Karen or Priscilla for pickup and they will deliver to HCH; drop donation at Church and notify Karen or Priscilla that you have left a donation with the CGS Receptionist and they will pick up your donation and deliver to HCH; deliver yourself to HCH between the hours of 10-1:15 M-F and mention your affiliation with CDA at CGS, but the donation is from YOU!!
Your continued support of our Court’s ministry to Hope Center Houston in 2022 is much appreciated!! Thank You!
BP provides a hot lunch Monday thru Friday, delivered by the Houston Food Bank by 10:30am each workday. Panera provides food a couple times a month, along with Chic-fil-a.
The Monthly Rosary is prayed in the church on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please be there by 6pm, we will meet near the Marian Windows.
Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
Oct 6 Shirley Varsel
Oct 19 Marla Clancy
Oct 23 Norina Fisher
Oct 25 Cristina Patteta
Oct 12 Ann Malloy
Nov 4 Sheryl Andrews
Nov 5 Yolanda Cadena
Nov 10 Phyllis Rourke
Nov 12 "Angel" Oge Rita Egbuna
Nov 13 Dorothy Ann Mullinax
Nov 14 Mary "Missy" Landry
Nov 15 "Angel" Oge Rita Egbuna
Nov 17 Janet Beall
Nov 22 Gizelle N Williams
Nov 25 Shirley Varsel
Dec 10 Cathy Miller
Dec 17 Phyllis Rourke
Dec 20 Esther Lara
Dec 24 Sue Ann Denning
Dec 2 Patricia Kocan
Dec 7 Mary Giles
Dec 8 Cathy Paplau
Dec 15 Katherine Margaret Lee
Dec 17 Phyllis Rourke
Dec 28 Kathryn "Kathy" Kietur
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The library is housed within Hope Center Houston, located at 821 Peakwood, Houston TX 77090
Although lending privileges remain in effect, the Saint Francis of Assisi Research Library remains temporarily closed to the public due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic here in Houston and surrounding Harris County, TX. We apologize for your inconvenience and pray for the health, blessing, and well-being of all. A tentative date for our official grand opening to the public has been re-set for the Feast of Saint Francis, October 4, 2022. Hope you can join us! Meanwhile, private tours are available by appointment.
For more information, see website:
To locate your state and national legislatures: Texas: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx
As always, US Conference of Catholic Bishops is a good resource: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/index.cfm .
CDA Court 2731 meets on the first Thursday of the month, July and August exclusive, at our host parish, Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community.
Our next meeting will be held upstairs in the Social Hall, October 6th, 2022 at 7pm