LINCOLN (SNR) – The Catholic Daughters (CDA) Court St. Charles #472 of Lincoln will host a “Come and See” meeting for starting a Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court in Lincoln.
The meeting, for girls age 6-18 and their parents, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 60th and South streets, Lincoln.
The purposes of the CDA are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational apostolates of the Church. CDA courts engage in creative and spiritual programs to provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in ways that influence the welfare of the Church and people throughout the world.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas® was founded in 1903 in New York by the Knights of Columbus. The first court in the Lincoln Diocese was established in 1908 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 2,800 members in the state of Nebraska. They are the largest group of organized Catholic women in the United States.
Established in 1925 by the Catholic Daughters, the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA), is a program for Catholic girls ages 6 through 18. The purpose and mission of the JCDA program is one of message, service and community. The members strive to develop as Christians, learn to serve others, grow spiritually, and be creative and flexible.