Court News:

National projects: 

SOAR - serving elderly sisters, brothers and priests

Holy Cross Family Ministries  - Devotion to Mary through the Rosary

Habitat for Humanity - Helping to build hope, build lives, one family at a time

Smile Train - Provides cleft palate surgery for underprivileged children

Disaster Relief - Financial support for disaster areas

Trip to Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ:

If you would like to go on the trip to the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ - please contact Bernadette Smutko right away.  Thank you.

Court Giese celebrated our 100th anniversary in December, 2019.

San Alfonso will be March 20 - 22, 2020 cancelled to be rescheduled in 2021

State News:

State Raffle is presently in progress.Tickets are $1.00 a piece - $5.00 for the book.  Chance to win a Visa Gift Card:  1st place $500.00, 2nd place $250.00, 3rd place $100.00, 4th place $100.00, and 5th place $100.00. 

State Day of Recollection  October 26 at St. Joseph Shrine and May 8 (rescheduled) at San Alfonso Retreat House 

State 56th Biennial Convention was held on 5/18 and 5/19, 2019 in Piscataway


All Courts have received an order form for our NEW Purple Folding Umbrellas with CDA logo at $20.00 each with free shipping.   This is a State Court project.  These umbrellas CANNOT be ordered through the National Website Store.  Bulk orders are encouraged, paid with a Court check made payable to NJ Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  For more information, call Theresa Dieterich at 856-863-0694 or e-mail

NJ State - Court won 1st place in the National Contest for Newsletter

National News:

National Convention will be held in Texas:  July, 2020.  Cancelled due to COVID 19.   Please see message from our National Regent.

Worthy State Regents,
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the 202o National Convention has been cancelled.  Please send the following letter to each court in your state either by email or by US mail.   Everyone needs to be aware of the info surrounding the closing of the convention.  If you have a nomination for the nominating committee, please send it to me.  If you are approached for an endorsement to "run from the floor," please deliberate and answer quickly.  Do not keep the potential candidate waiting as she will have a quick turnaround time to get her packet into me.  I am sorry for the inconvenience that this causes. Most airlines have a covid policy for cancelled events and refunds or rescheduling of flights.  Again, I am very sorry that this had to happen.  God bless you all! 

Olga Samaniego
National Regent