Catholic Daughters of the Americas

52nd Bienniel North Dakota State Catholic Daughters of the Americas Convention - "Holy Spirit, Come Zoom With Us"  May 1, 2021: (via Zoom)

The North Dakota Catholic Daughters will have their 52nd Bienniel State CDA Convention on Saturday, May 1. Guest speaker will be Jean Gatz. National Supervisor Nancy Bambenek, State Chaplain Fr. Frank Miller, and State Officers will meet in Belfield - Local Court members will attend via Zoom. Meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and end by 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Installation Mass will take place at Ephiphany Catholic Church at 4:00 p.m.

Court Marquette #677  - greater Grand Forks area

established: October 2, 1921 - will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year

Current Officers (2020-2022):

  • Regent: Lucy Hanninen
  • Vice Regent: Virginia Wilson
  • Recording Secretary: Dawn Larson
  • Financial Secretary: Suzanne Flom
  • Treasurer: Mary Jo Schill
  • Chaplain: Msgr. Daniel Pilon 
  • Immediate Past Regent: Joan Scheett

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. CDA is a national organization in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya and Peru.

CDA provides local spirituality, sharing and activity under the support of a vibrant national organization. Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness. 

CDA's patroness is the Blessed Mother, and under her guidance members are united by faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See.

CDA's Motto is "Unity and Charity."


Court Marquette #677 meets on: (at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 216 Belmont Road, Grand Forks - Social Room, unless otherwise specified)

  • Monday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. meeting
  • Monday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. Mass followed by a meeting
  • Monday, June 21 7:00 p.m. meeting

Current Court Project: (2018-2020)

Real Presence Radio (RPR)


Current State Project: FOCUS (2019-2021)

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Catholic University Students a group of people passionate about changing the world and helping you live a life of purpose. They are on college campuses across the country. FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students. Trained in Church teaching, prayer, Sacred Scripture evangelization and discipleship. FOCUS missionaries encounter students in through bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and one-on-one discipleship.

State Officers:

  • State Regent: Laurel Ann Dukart, Grand Forks
  • 1st Vice State Regent: Mary Baer, Belfield
  • 2nd Vice State Regent: Bonita Erickson, Langdon
  • State Secretary: Sue Judd, Valley City
  • State Treasurer: Deb Johnson, Fargo