Catholic Daughters of the Americas


Save-the-Date:   Saturday, October 2, 2021

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

     10:30 a.m. Rosary

     11:00 a.m. Mass

     Luncheon and program to follow.

     St. Mary's Catholic Church and Social Hall - Grand Forks

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 held their 52nd Bienniel State CDA Convention on Saturday, May 1. Jean Gatz, writer and inspirational speaker was the keynote speaker. National Supervisor Nancy Bambenek, State Chaplain Fr. Frank Miller, and State Officers met in Belfield - Local Court members attended via Zoom. 

Congratulations to Angela Scheett, member of Court Marquette #677, the new State Treasurer. Other officers installed are: State Regent Mary Baer, Ct. Our Lady of Perpetual Help #2148, Belfield; 1st Vice State Regent Deb Johnson, Ct. St. Ann #261 Fargo; 2nd Vice State Regent Sue Judd, Ct. St. Gerard #2518, Valley City; and State Secretary Rita Mastel, Ct. Immaculate Conception #322, Bismarck. Rev. Fr. Shane Campbell from Ct. Our Lady of Perpetual Help #2148, Belfield is the State Chaplain. Congratulations to all 2021-2023 State Officers and Chaplain.

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, Septemer 20, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. Mass, meeting to follow
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. Mass, meeting to follow
  • Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. Mass, meeting to follow
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. Christmas Party
  • Sunday, January 15, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. meeting
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. meeting
  • Monday, May 16, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. Mass, meeting to follow
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. meeting

Current Court Project: (2018-2020)

Real Presence Radio (RPR)

State Project: FOCUS (2021-2023)

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.  

State Officers:

  • State Regent: Mary Baer, Belfield
  • 1st Vice State Regent: Deb Johnson, Fargo
  • 2nd Vice State Regent: Sue Judd, Valley City
  • State Secretary: Rita Mastel, Bismarck
  • State Treasurer: Angela Scheett, Grand Forks