Massachusetts State Court
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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