Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court Marquette #677  - greater Grand Forks area

established: October 2, 1921

Current Officers:

  • 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."

October, Month of the Rosary

Catholic Daughters Court Marquette #677 of greater Grand Forks invites you to join us in praying the rosary at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1st and then every Monday through Friday during the month of October at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 216 Belmont Road, Grand Forks.

We will be asking the Blessed Mother to intercede for us especially for the intentions of: peace in our country; an end to the Covid 19; and the respect and dignity for human life.

Everyone is welcome to come and pray with us.

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

  • Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. Mass (Installation of officers) followed by a meeting 
  • Sunday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. Mass (CDA Sunday) followed by a meeting 
  • Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. Mass (rememberance of deceased members) followed by a meeting
  • Sunday, December 6, 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Sunday, January 17, 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Sunday, February 21, 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Sunday, March 21, 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • 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