Catholic Daughters of the Americas | Court Patricia #998
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas was founded in 1903 as an organization of dedicated Catholic women with the following mission:
· To participate in the religious, charitable and educational apostolates of the church.
· To engage in creative and spiritual programs, which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the church and all people throughout the world.
· To embrace the principle of faith through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
Since its founding, under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the organization has grown and developed into the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas with its members united by their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to the church and to the Holy See.
The local group of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, known as a Court Patricia #998, was instituted on April 11, 1926. Some 86 years later, the Catholic Daughters of Court Patricia are still living the motto of unity and charity by being involved in many areas on the local parish, community and even state and national levels.
Some of the ways that Court Patricia supports our parish community, include preparing and delivering lunches to the homebound members of our parish twice a year; hosting a luncheon that follows the annual parish Mass for the Anointing of the Sick; helping with parish Lenten fish dinners,; sponsoring the canteen for the blood drives held in St. Mary Parish Hall; and hosting the annual Easter egg hunt for the youngest members of our parish family.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Patricia #998, holds monthly meetings for its members on the third Tuesday of the month at St. Mary Parish Hall, Kittanning at 7 p.m. If you are interested in joining, call Mary Ann Badura, regent, at 724-763-7598.