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 Wahneta Haywood 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: Wahneta Haywood
Vice Regent: Rita Durchenwald
Recording Secretary: Rosi Klemmensen
Financial/Membership Secretary: Carol Ann York
Treasurer: Carol Jacobi

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 HS graduating 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. 

2019-20 Calendar 

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

  • Sept 9  Salad Spectacular and meeting
  • October 14  Annual evening retreat at 6 PM at St. Stephen the Witness Center, UNI campus (note location change)
  • October 20  CDA Sunday—members host coffee/donuts after 7:30 and 9:30 Masses
  • November 9/10  Chili Sale Fundraiser after all Masses
  • November 11  meeting
  • December 9  meeting and Soup Supper hosted by 2020 officers
  • Jan 4  Feast day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton—members attend 5 PM Mass
  • Jan 13  meeting at Cedar Falls Library
  • Feb 10  meeting
  • March 9  meeting
  • April 13  meeting
  • April  Lifesaver weekend TBD
  • May 11  Election of Officers and meeting
  • June 8  New officer installation and meeting 
No meetings July or August

Other annual activities

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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