Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court Marquette #677  - greater Grand Forks area

established: October 2, 1921 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Marquette #677 needs you!! We need you, because God needs you! And YOU need CDA! CDA is a National Catholic organization dedicated to prayer, good works, and the helping of others less fortunate. You will make new and dear friends and have4 fun while enriching your life and others. Regular meetins are held once a month.

All women from all parishes are invited to be our guest at our next meeting, Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Social Hall.

For questions, please contact: Lucy Hanninen 701-757-1430.

Current Officers (2022-2024):

  • Regent: Lucy Hanninen
  • Vice Regent: Virginia Wilson
  • Recording Secretary: Virginia Esslinger
  • 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 Hall, unless otherwise specified)

  • 2023
    • Monday, November 20 
      • Rosary at 5 p.m.
      • Mass at 5:30 p.m.
      • Meeting to follow
    • Sunday, December 10
      • 2:00 p.m. short meeting and Christmas Party
  • 2024
    • Sunday, January 21
      • 2:00 p.m. meeting
    • Sunday, February 18
      • 2:00 p.m. meeting
    • Sunday, March 17
      • 2:00 p.m. meeting
    • Monday, April 15
      • 7:00 p.m. meeting
    • Monday, May 20
      • 7:00 p.m. meeting
    • Monday, June 17
      • 7:00 p.m. meeting

Current Court Project: (2020-2022)

Real Presence Radio (RPR)

State Project: Project Ignite Light (2023-2025)

Women's Care Center (WCC) in Bismarck, Devils Lake and Fargo was voted the 2021-2023 State Project. Women's Care Center is a pro-life pregnancy resource center serving women in Fargo, Bismarck, Devils Lake and the surrounding areas. Their mission is to help pregnant women from our communities choos life for their babies, have healthier pregnancies, become better parents, and take first steps to self-sufficiency. They are a part of a larger network of centers that serves women in 11 different states. Women's Care Center provides care based on St. Benedict's theology of radical hospitality. They provide free and confidential pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, options conseling, parenting classes, goals program, community referrals, and material assistance through their store, Crib Club. Last year in North Dakota, they served over 1,000 women.  

North Dakota State CDA Officers:

  • State Regent: Mary Baer, Belfield
  • 1st Vice State Regent: Deb Johnson, Fargo
  • 2nd Vice State Regent: Sue Judd-Dyrness, Valley City
  • State Secretary: Elizabeth Plemel-Scott, Fargo
  • State Treasurer: Angela Scheett, Grand Forks

100th Anniversary Celebration of the Institution of Court Marquette #677

 The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Marquette #677, celebrated their 100th Anniversary on Saturday, October 2nd at St. Mary's Catholic Church Social Hall in Grand Forks.  Fr. James Gross was the guest speaker. Virginia Esslinger (Court Historian) spoke on what the Court has been doing for the past 100 years.

53rd Bienniel North Dakota State Catholic Daughters of the Americas Convention - "Mother Mary, Our Perpetual Help, Our Refuge and Our Hope"  May 5-7, 2023: 

The North Dakota Catholic Daughters held their 53rd Bienniel State CDA Convention will be held May 5-7, in Belfield, ND.