Massachusetts State Court
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2022 4:04 PM
To: CDA Membership
Subject: Supporting Ukraine
Good Monday afternoon March 21, 2022,
Thanks to your support to our disaster fund, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas has sent a check for $10,000.00 to help with the devastation in Ukraine. This check has been sent through Catholic Extension, one of our charities. Sending the check through Catholic Extension ensures that the money will be used where it is most needed.
Would your court consider sending a monetary gift as a follow-up to the first check sent to Ukraine? If so, please send your court check to:
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Attention: Martha, 10 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023. The check must be made to: Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Please include Ukraine in the memo line of the check. Personal checks will gladly be accepted, also.
Thank you for following our motto “Unity and Charity” and helping those who are suffering.
Holy Cross Family Ministries:
A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth
There's no better way to start off the New Year than in prayer ... as a family and for your family. As our ministry founder and sainthood candidate used to remind the world, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together." Take that to heart this year and what an amazing year it will be! A novena is a traditional devotion prayed over nine days. These first nine days of the year lead us right to the anniversary of birth of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., on January 9th. Please accept our invitation to join us in honoring the anniversary of Father Peyton's birth by praying this novena through his intercession. We will pray for Father Peyton's beatification, his next step in the sainthood process. We will also pray for your family's needs and intentions. May you and your family build unbreakable bonds through your prayer together bringing love, peace, trust and joy to your home in the New Year.
To learn more about Father Peyton and the worldwide prayer guild praying for his sainthood, visit his official website. You may also submit your prayer needs there.
May God bless you and your family abundantly
1st Place Winner Judi Shooter, Court Henry A. Sullivan #584 says: "I was blessed to capture this moment when my parents got to hold their great-grand daughter for the first time and thought that the Lord truly has done great things for us. You can see the wonder and joy on their faces." Click for photo
2nd Place Winner Sheila Kanan, Court Sacred Hearts #864 says: "This is my favorite tree that I can see through my living room slider. I think of it as my "prayer tree", God's gift to me. It is beautiful year round, but especially after an ice storm in the middle of a long cold winter. The tree has helped me through many a trying time and has brought me through many happy moments."
Ever wonder where all that "stuff" goes or how much was donated and passed through our Quality of Life Collectibles and Recycle Chair Sandra Lane's hands? Well wonder no more!
From January 1 through December 31, 2017 the following items were collected:
- St. Mary's School: 213
- St. Jude's Hospital: 482
Metal Flip Tabs:
- 2.4 pounds forwarded to Shriner's Children's Hospital
Religious Articles and Stamps:
- 339 metals, prayer cards, booklets
- stamps - too numerous to count, estimate: 2,000
Eye Glasses/Hearing Aids:
- 20 pairs of glasses forwarded to the Lion's Club International
- 0 hearing aids
- 26 rosary beads forwarded to the Peyton Center
Shoe Box Items:
- 1,542 items forwarded to Operation Troop Support
- 1,822 Christmas cards written by Court Henry A Sullivan #584 for our troops
- 28 items forwarded to the PCC
Box Tops for Education:
- 96 box tops forwarded to St. Mary's School
These numbers do not include items that individual courts have directly sent to the above agencies.
Imagine if all members joined together and sent in their collected items to our Chair! It would be amazing!!! Well done to the ladies who helped keep Sandy busy counting!!!!! And thank you Sandra Lane for all that time it took to count and deliver these items.
LET'S DOUBLE THESE FIGURES FOR 2018!!!!
8-30-17 A very important note from our Massachusetts State Regent:
Dear Catholic Daughters,
Please consider making a donation to this special disaster relief need for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you wish you may send your donation to Carol Ghiloni, 23 Saint Clements Road, Medford, MA 02155 and we will send one bigger check from the State of Massachusetts. Make the check payable to Mass. State Court CDA and mark in memo Harvey.
I have sent an email to Rosie Stockwell, State Regent of Texas assuring her of our prayers. Please also keep the Catholic Daughters in Louisiana in your prayers as they prepare to be hit by Harvey.
Please see the letter from our National Regent, Helene Shepard, below.
Tricia McShane, State Regent
Dear Catholic Daughters,
In the past few weeks we have sent Disaster Funds to Arkansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa, Peru and others. We normally send $2,000 to the Bishop in states requesting Disaster Funds, but in the case of Harvey they are in need of much more help and so we may have to send more in this case.
My purpose in writing this email is to inform you that our Catholic Daughter Sisters in Texas and Louisiana are in need of our prayers and at this time they also need our financial support as a result of Harvey. We would like to give every state and territorial court the opportunity to help relieve the burden for these states in need. If you are able to contribute to this worthy cause please send your donations to the National Office and remember to make checks payable to Catholic Daughters of the Americas. No donation is too small. Indicate in the memo of the check for Disaster Fund.
May God bless and reward you for your generosity. No kind deed goes unrewarded.
In Unity and Charity,
Helene Shepard, National Regent
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On August 28th, 2016 we celebrated the institution of Court Queen of Peace #2724 at St. Mary's Church in Foxboro. Father Matthew Westcott was installed as their Court Chaplain. Fifteen ladies participated in the installation and two additional women came forward after the ceremony to be installed. May God bless these ladies and their new Court throughout their new CDA year and beyond.
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