Catholic Daughters

Court St. Elizabeth Ann Seton #2291 
St. Patrick Church, Cedar Falls, IA

Women of all ages in the parish are invited to become members of Catholic Daughters. To learn more, contact Regent Rita Durchenwald at  [email protected].

About Catholic Daughters

Our Mission: Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principles of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all mankind.

Our Motto: Unity and Charity

Our Purpose: As the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas and founded through the Knights of Columbus Catholic men's organization, our purpose is to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church.

Serving God by Serving Others: Lord, we ask you to bless our court. Make us a family of one heart and one mind in love for you. Grant that our common life and work may be an example to all around us. Guide our chaplain, regent and officers in their work. Make us one mind in truth and one heart in charity. Acknowlege the prayers and petitions of our members, and keep us secure in your love. We ask this in union with Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.  Amen

Local Information

Regent: Rita Durchenwald
Vice Regent: Patti Cole
Treasurer: Marilyn Voorhees
Recording Secretary: Kay Bergman
Financial/Membership Secretary: Mary Jane Hursh


Members are encouraged to:
  1. serve on at least one committee each year by helping with a program, project, or refreshments
  2. collect cans/bottles for redemption to fund a scholarship for a graduating high school senior from our parish
  3. donate food or money for our major fundraiser
Membership dues are $30/year and are payable on or before the September meeting.


2021-2022 Calendar 

Meetings are at 6:30 PM in the Commons unless indicated otherwise.

  • September 13:  Salad supper 

  • October 11:  Holy Land Tour Presentation

  • October 17:  National CDA Day

  • November 6 & 7:  Chili Sale

  • November 8:  Hope for Healing;  Barb Sanders, Speaker

  • December 13:  Tate's Army; Ryan Manahl, speaker

  • January 4:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day

  • January 10:  Valentines for ? 

  • February:  Education Contest; Knights of Columbus spelling bee; CDA Mary Wood Scholarship

  • February 14:  Fun Day

  • March 14:  Catholic Daughters:  National, State. And Local

  • April 11:  Catecheses of the Good Shepherd. Sarah Burke, speaker

  • May 9:  Salad Supper

  • June 13:  Installation of Officers;  Cedar Falls Family Restaurant


No meetings July or August


Other annual activities

  • January  Begin accepting applications for CDA Mary Wood Scholarship 
  • January  Education Contest  

Prayer: Lord God, You blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to Your people. Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for You in love for one another. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen

Prayer from the St. Elizabeth Seton School (Naples Florida) from Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives.

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