Catholic Daughters of the Americas

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  - Grand Forks and surrounding 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 

Court Marquette #677 meets on: (at St. Mary's Church - basement, unless otherwise specified)

  • Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. Mass followed by a meeting 
  • Sunday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by a meeting 
  • Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. Mass 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)

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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.