Catholic Daughters of America and Junior Catholic Daughters
Nebraska State Board at www.catholicdaughters.org
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas was founded in 1903 in New York by the Knights of Columbus. In 1908, the first court in the Lincoln Diocese was established in Falls City. Seven more courts were subsequently established in Lincoln, David City, Plattsmouth, York, Hastings, Nebraska City, and Wahoo. There are currently 35 courts and 2800 members in the state of Nebraska. We are the largest group of organized Catholic women in the United States.
Our Mission Statement - The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages 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. Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
Our Motto - "Unity and Charity"
Our Projects - We work tirelessly for our parish family, supporting our priests, parishes and schools, financially and spiritually. Each court has their own special projects that they organize and support. There are ten National Charities that our courts pay special attention to.
Young women can join the Catholic Daughters at the age of eighteen. Junior Catholic Daughters, girls age 6 through 18, strive to develop as Christians, learn to serve others, grow spiritually, and be creative and flexible.