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 will be celebrating 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.

During the discussion of Bylaw changes at the National Convention, a motion was made by immediate Past National Regent Anne Nelson, with the support of Past National Regents M. Joan McKenna, Claudia Bosch, Libby Ramirez and Joanne Tomassi, to have new National Regent Helene Shepard form a special committee to investigate the full impact of any change in our corporate name.  If you have any input that you would like the committee to consider in reference to this issue, please forward it to:  National Regent Helene Shepard  PO Box 455  Washingtonville, NY 10992.