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2017 Calendar of Local Court Events
A new CDA year is here!  What exciting things do you have planned for the new year?
 
Saturday, October 14th:  Court Maplewood #510 is joining the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade at 790 Salem Street in Malden at 11:30AM.  See flyer for details.  Click for additional  flyer on Annual Rosary Rally, 11:30AM - 3:00PM.
Saturday, September 30th: Court. St. Joseph #1475 will host their annual yard sale at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 145 Holliston Street, Medway, from 9AM to 2PM.  Come one, come all and find your treasures!  Click for flyer.
September 30th/October 1st:  JCDA Hurricane Relief FUNDrive: The Junior Catholic Daughters of America Court St Therese di Lisieux #584  will be holding a Savers FUNDrive to benefit the Hurricane Victims. The girls are collecting gently used or unwanted clothing, accessories, shoes, bedding, towels, electronics, games, toys, knick-knacks, and sporting goods. No large furniture, please.. All items will be donated to SAVERS who will reimburse the group. JCDA will donate 100% of the reimbursement to Hurricane Relief. If you have items to donate you can bring them to the church on the weekend of Sept30/Oct1 or email JCDACourtStTherese@gmail.com for pick up.
June 24, 2017 - Court Henry A Sullivan #584 invites you to  their annual Yard Sale at the Notre Dame Center, 20 Otis Street, Danvers from 9 to 2.  Come join the fun and find your treasure! Click for flyer.

                    

May 20, 2017 - Court Sacred Hearts #864 cordially invites you to join in a Women's Day of Recollection at Sacred Hearts Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 165 South Main Street, Bradford.  Program begins with lunch at 11:30, followed by speakers – Sister Terry Gauvin and a local missionary who will speak about how to help human trafficking efforts at regional, state and local levels.  We will also enjoy an educational program and small group reflection.  All will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  All are invited.  Please call or email Sarah Schiavoni Sullivan to sign up at 978-808-0999 or sarah.schiavoni@gmail.com .  Please click here for a printable flyer to share with your court members.

 

April 8, 2017 - The Junior Catholic Daughters of Court Our Lady of Providence #821, are having a fundraiser at St. Clement's Hall, 579 Boston Ave, Medford, from 1:00-3:30. There will be cookie decorating, egg decorating, and bingo.  Cost is $5 a person. There will also be a basket raffle.  Tickets for the raffle will be $1 each or 6 for $5.  Please join our JCDA'rs for a day of fun!
 
April 1, 2017 -  Members of Court St. Joseph #1475 invite you to a FLORAL CRAFTS & EASTER FUN DAY AT FATIMA SHRINE.  The Xaverian League of Fatima Shrine will sponsor a "Spring & Summer" decorative floral crafts sale at the Shrine, 100 Summer Street, Holliston, starting at 9AM.  Offerings are all hand-fashioned one-of-a-kind "silk" floral wreaths and other wall hangings, Easter trees, tab le centerpieces (large and small) as well as Memorial cones and crosses suitable for the cemetery.  All unique works are made by the League's talented craft committee and are reasonably priced.  at 1PM there will be an indoor Easter egg hunt for children ages 3-9, cupcake decorating, crafts, Easter story, snacks and a picture with the Easter bunny (don't forget your camera!).  Baskets can be purchased (or bring your own) for the hunt.  Open to the public and limited to 50 children.  Cost: $5/child.  Registration is required.  Call Joyce at 508-533-4453. Click here for flyer.

 

 
April 1, 2017 - Come celebrate Junior Catholic Daughters with our Massachusetts JCDA at St. Adelaides Church, 708 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA.  4PM Mass followed by a collation and guest speaker. Click here for flyer

 

March 4, 2017 - Court St Clementine #821 is holding their annual Irish Night on Saturday, March 4th at 5PM.  Cost is $25 with NO tickets sold at door.   Dinner is from Carlos Catering.  Irish Step Dancing Entertainment from Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dance.  Cash raffle prizes.  Reservations required.  Please click here for flyer and share with your court members!
 
March 11, 2017 - Court Sacred Hearts #864 is holding their 7th annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at 4:45 in the Sacred Hearts school cafeteria, 168 South Main Street in Bradford.  Cost is $12/person or $30/family.  Children 12 and under is $6.  Tickets may be purchased after Mass on February 25 & 26 and March 3 & 4. Click here for flyer.
 

May 4, 2017:  Trip to Divine Mercy in Stockbridge.  Ladies, Lorraine DiMilla is planning a trip to Divine Mercy on Thursday, May 4th, from Blessed Sacrament Church 14 Summer Street in Saugus with Fr Michael Farrell.  The bus will leave Saugus at 8:30am and return about 7:30pm or so. There will be water and snacks for each way and a box lunch at noontime.  We can eat under the outdoor pavilion.  The day will be filled with activities there and plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful statuary and Stations of the Cross. The cost is $50 if there are 50 people for the coach; a little more if 50 is not reached.   Registration and full payment  due Feb 28.  Anyone is invited to join us. RSVP Lorraine at 781-233-7541 or email lmdimilla@comcast.net

 
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2016 Calendar of Local Court Events

 

November 15, 2016 - Court Maplewood #510 invites you to their annual Penny Sale.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Hall, Salem St., Malden.  100 tickets for a $1; A large table raffle Tickets $1 each 6 for $5; Pot of Gold every 15 minutes, Tickets $1 each Prize is $10; Food Basket $1 a ticket.  Complimentary Coffee & Tea and baked goods  at break.  Water is $1.

 Sunday, October 23, 2016Court Margaret #629 cordially invites you to join their 95th anniversary celebration.   Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:45 am at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 70 Marshall Street, North Adams followed by brunch at  the Orchards Inn Gala Restaurant, 206 Adams Road, Williamstown.  Menu Choices: House-made Cider Bread French Toast and seasonal fruit, Spanish Style Frittata and fruit, Chicken & Waffles:  Cost:  $20.00 each.  RSVP with choice by Wednesday, October 12 to
Justyna Carlson (413)-663-7146 or via email at:
jmgscarlson@ieee.org  Mail $20 check made out to Court Margaret along with meal choice noted to Justyna at 32 Cherry Street North Adams MA 01247 oAlice Samia (413)-664-4636
244 Walnut Street North Adams MA.  Spe
cial Guests: Rev. Willie Raymond, Rev. Hugh Clary, Rev. William Cyr.

Saturday, October 15th, 2016Court St. Clementine #821 is sponsoring an Italian Night Fundraiser at St. Clement Parish Hall, 71 Warner Street, Medford/Somerville, from 5:00 to 9:00PM.  Cost is $25 per person for an Italian buffet catered by Carlo’s Catering of East Boston, a cash door prize, 50/50 drawing.  Entertainment is provided by Boston’s own Stephen Savio.   Advance reservations only, contact Carol Ghiloni, 781-395-2088, or email cdact821@aol.comReservation deadline is Thursday, October 13th.  No tickets will be sold at the door!  Click for flyer.


Thursday, June 2, 2016Court St Clementine #821 would like to share an upcoming event on human trafficking being offered by The Social Justice Ministry at New Roads Catholic Community, 130 Common Street, Belmont, from 7-9pm.  This documentary entitled Tricked sheds light on the sex trafficking of young Americans in cities across America.  Admission is free. Click here for flyer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Court St Francis of Assisi #1859 is sponsoring a bus trip to Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.  Bus leaves St. Clare's Church, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, at 8:45am and leaves Shrine at 5:00pm, returning to St. Clare's by 8:00pm.  Cost:  $50/per person.  Bring your own lunch and beverage as there is no food there.  They have a room to eat, but no food or beverages are sold.  For reservations or information call Marge at 781-843-8817. 

May 6 - 12, 2016 - Court St Clementine #821 wants you to be aware that it is  Nurse Recognition Week and the Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship is celebrating its 16th anniversary. Each year the Ghiloni Fellowship provides four baccalaureate nursing students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience about oncology nursing practice through a 10 week summer fellowship program. This program is made possible through generous philanthropic supporters.  This year one of them, Frederick C. Flynn, Jr., is celebrating the Ghiloni Fellowship and Nurse Recognition Week by matching all donations received May 2 – 13, up to $10,000. For every dollar you donate the Ghiloni Fellowship will receive $2!  The Ghiloni Fellowship makes a big impact on the lives of its participants: helping fellows make informed career choices, building confidence by doing hands-on clinical work, benefiting from the guidance of a mentor and coaching and building relationships with patients and staff. This year the program received 164 applications representing 57 different nursing schools.  With your help and Mr. Flynn’s support we can double the impact of this transformative program. Please take advantage of this exceptional matching gift opportunity and make a donation to the Ghiloni Fellowship today.  Your support is truly appreciated.  Donations can be made by check made out to “Mass General Hospital- Ghiloni Fellowship” and mailed to:

Mass General Development Office
c/o Laura Henry
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114      or on-line using the following link:

 https://fundraise.massgeneral.org/carol-ghiloni?utm_source=email&utm_medium=f&utm_campaign=xolB&utm_content=  

Sunday, April 17 2016 - Court St Francis of Assisi #1859 is sponsoring "Meet Julia Child" featuring the Delvena Theatre Company, starring Lyne Moulton as Julia Child at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Father Crowley Hall, 856 Washington Street, Braintree.  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Braintree Town Clerk's Office or by calling Nancy at 781-413-1872.  Price includes admission, entertainment, light lunch.  Stop by the raffle and bake sale tables! Click here for flyer

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Court St Clementine #821 will host a retreat day at the Glastonbury Abbey Conference Center 9-3 with retreat director, Sister Patricia Boyle, CSJ of the Sisters of St. Joseph.  Cost is $30.  Please click here for flyer and for registration form.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - ALL ARE INVITED!  Court Sacred Hearts #864 will hold a Women's Day of Recollection in the Sacred Hearts Church Hall and Chapel located at 165 South Main Street, Bradford MA.  Sister Gervasi, CSJ, and Jean Rousseau, MA State Court Spiritual Chairman, will speak to the group.  Registration will begin at 11AM followed by a complimentary lunch at 11:30 and an afternoon program embracing the theme of mercy.  The program will lead up to the 4PM Mass with an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  All are welcome, please bring a friend.  To sign up, please R.S.V.P.  Sarah Sullivan at sarah.schiavoni@gmail.com or 978-808-0999.

   

Saturday, March 12, 2016 -  Court Sacred Hearts #864 will hold their 6th annual Old Fashioned Corned Beef 'n Cabbage Dinner.  "All you can eat" of corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, turnip, and assorted breads along with homemade cookies and brownies, beverages.  Doors open at 4:45 at the Sacred Hearts School cafeteria, 168 So. Main Street, Bradford.  Cost is $12 per person, $30 per family. Children 12 and under is $6. Tickets are limited and available on February 27 & 28 or March 5 & 6 after Mass and at the door.  Take out is also available.  Click here for flyer.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Court St Clementine #821 will host an Irish Night Fundraiser at 5:00 PM at St Clement Parish Hall, 71 Warner Street, Medford,  featuring a complete corned beef and cabbage dinner catered by the S&S Restaurant, a raffle table, cash door prize, a 50/50 drawing, and a performance by The Greene-O’Leary School of Irish Dance of Arlington.  For more information and reservations, contact Carol Ghiloni at 781-395-2088, or email cdact821@aol.com  Tickets: $25 per person by advance registration.  Click here for flyer.  Deadline is Monday, February 29th.  No tickets sold at the door.

 
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Sunday, December 20th - Court Brookline #488 officers and members cordially invite you to attend their 95th Anniversary Celebration Mass at 10:30am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Harvard Street, Brookline followed by a brunch at Waterford's Restaurant at Rt 109 in Dedham.  Wear something PURPLE!  Cost:  $25.  rsvp Regent M Joan McKenna 508-361-5401.  Send check to   M Joan at 25 Edith Road, Framingham, MA  01701.  Deadline:  12/14/15.
A FABULOUS IDEA!  Court Our Lady of the Presentation #1543 has found a way to promote the Year of Mercy by offering a short-story book from Dynamic Catholic entitled Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody.  This book contains true stories about people forgiving and working together to make the world a better place.  Haven't we all experienced this at some point in our lives?  Court OLOP is working to put this book in libraries around the area to spread God's love and our motto of Unity and Charity.  Interested?  By purchasing a book for yourself or someone else you will help them raise money to put books where they may help a person struggling with forgiveness.  Cost is $5.  If interested, send your check made out to Court Our Lady of the Presentation #1543 to Mrs. Barbara Norton, 9 Presentation Road, Brighton, MA  02135 
Saturday, November 21st  - The Massachusetts Catholic Daughters Past Officers Club will hold their annual  meeting 10-2:30 at Holy Cross Family Ministry Father Peyton Center, 518 Washington Street, North Easton (Stonehill College).  The day will begin with praying the rosary at 10 followed by Mass.  This will be followed by lunch and business meeting where a vote will be taken for the Club's new name, approval of Standing Rules, elections of new officers.  Cost: $25 per person.  Dues is $5Deadline:  October 1st.  Send your checks to JoyceAnn Fleming, 62 Cushing Street, Medford, MA  02155.  If you sent in your check for the original date of 10/7, payment will be carried over to 11/21.  Mass CDA Past Officers Club supports the Medical Missionaries of Mary.  Please join us and help support this very worthy organization.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Court Maplewood #510 invites you to the annual Fall Penny Sale (click here for flyer) held at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 790 Salem Street, Malden.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Penny Sale starts at 7:30pm.  There will be 100 chances for $1, many raffles, and a fabulous door prize.  Everyone is welcomed!  Coffee and dessert will be served.  All proceeds support the local charities.
Sunday, November 7, 2015 - Court Brookline #488 invite you to an old fashioned frankfurter and bean supper  from 5 to 7 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5 Linden Place, Brookline.  Live entertainment by Paul Maroney.  Raffles and door prizes.  Donation:  $10/adult, $5/child, $15/family.  rsvp by October 25th to Regent M Joan McKenna at  508-361-5401 or call the church at
 617-734-0444 OR tickets may be purchased at the door.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 5:00 to 9:00PM  - Court St. Clementine #821 is sponsoring an Italian Night Fundraiser at the Mount Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway in Somerville, MA.  Cost is $25 per person for a complete Italian dinner of pasta, rolls, salad, dessert, coffee/tea, a cash door prize, and entertainment is provided by Boston'¬ís own Stephen Savio.  A 50/50 drawing will be offered and cash bar available.  Advance reservations only, contact Carol Ghiloni, 781-395-2088, or email cdact821@aol.comReservation deadline is Thursday, October 8th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:30AM - Court St. Francis of Assisi #1859 invites other CDA members to join them on their bus pilgrimage to Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.  Buses departing St. Clare’s, 1244 Liberty St., at 8:00 a.m. and returning at approximately 8:30 p.m.  The cost of $50/pp includes the bus, a light lunch, Mass, the recitation of the Rosary, and full access to the shrine with its hand-sculpted life-size Stations of the Cross, as well as various devotional areas.  Contact CDA Court St. Francis of Assisi member Marge Varraso at 781-843-8817 for reservations/information.  Payment must be received by 9/25, making checks payable to CDA Court St. Francis of Assisi, 27 Tower Hill Road, Braintree, MA 02184.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:30AM - Court Henry A. Sullivan #584 is holding a YARDSALE at 1 Linwood Road, Danvers, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to raise funds for our various charities.   No early birds please!  Come see all the wonderful treasurers just waiting for you!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:30AM - Court St. Bernadette #2410 is sponsoring a day retreat at Betenia II located at 154 Summer St, Medway, MA 02053, on Saturday, September 19th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Topic is "Living Faith Through Witness".   Mass and lunch included.  Cost:  $25 per person.  Please contact Christine Goodreau, Regent as soon as possible if you are coming at (508) 872-8093 or
christine.goodreau@verizon.net      Make checks out to Catholic Daughters of the Americas and mail to Christine at 25 Landseer Avenue Framingham, MA 01701. 

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:30AM - Several members of Court St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree attended the Catholic TV Mass filmed in Watertown this morning.  Go to:  www.catholictv.com to view.  It will be re-telecast this evening at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. on various cable TV stations. Father Paul Clifford, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare, who is also our CDA Chaplain, celebrated the Mass.  If you have a chance to watch, he mentions the Catholic Daughters being there and how important our organization is.  He really gave us a big boost!  Our own Past Regent Mary Walsh was the reader and our current Secretary/Treasurer Karen Boyle's son, Keegan, was the altar server.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45p.m. - A Healing Service will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 6:45PM.  Rosary followed by Mass at the Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer Street (Rt 126), Holliston.  Rosary and Mass will be followed by Healing Prayer led by Father Francisco (Paco) Anzoátegui , Pastor of St. Steven Parish, Framingham.  The evening is sponsored by the Vision of Peace prayer group.  Fatima Shrine is handicapped accessible.  Come early and stroll around the Shrine enjoying the quiet beauty of this holy ground.  A free will offering will be taken.  Please contact Jean Rousseau with questions at 508-376-8115.  

2014 Calendar of Local Court Events
Saturday October 11, 2014 at 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Join Court St. Clementine #821 for an evening of fun and entertainment at St. Clement Parish Hall for Italian Night Fundraiser. Event includes: Italian dinner catered by Bocelli's of Medford; singer Stephen Savio; cash door prize;  raffles and more. Cost: $25/person; NO tickets sold at the door; contact Regent Annette Johnstin at 617-529-7944 or email ajjohnstin@aol.com reservation deadline is Friday October 3rd. 
 Sunday June 22, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
E.A. Seaton Court JCDA is hosting the JCDA Barbeque & Eucharistic Holy Hour Assembly Party at Ward Hall in the basement of school building at Saint Bartholomew Church/ Saint Sebastian's School complex (1180 Greendale Ave., Needham, MA).  Open to all CDA, JCDA & family members. Contact Sheila Flanagan at (781) 444-3081 for more information (E.A. Seaton Court JCDA Advisor).
Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Court Maplewood #510 will host a Spring Penny Sale at St. Joseph's Church Hall (790 Salem St., Malden MA).  100 chances for a dollar, door prize, 50/50 raffle, Easter Basket raffle. Contact Christine Murphy at 781-324-8993 for more details. Everyone welcome!  Coffee and dessert provided.
Saturday March 15, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.
Court Sacred Hearts #864 will host an "Old Fashioned Corned Beef 'n Cabbage Dinner" (all you can eat) at the Sacred Hearts School Cafeteria (168 South Main St., Bradford, MA).  Enjoy friends, music and raffles!  Cost: $12 per person, $30 per family, children 12 & under $6.  Tickets available at the door!  Takeout is also available.
Sunday March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Join Court Brookline #488 fort an Irish Social at St. Mary's School Cafeteria (67 Harvard St., Brookline, MA).  Auction, traditional Irish Soda Bread, Irish Raisin Bread, dessert, coffee, tea, Irish music, raffle, door prizes, and much more.  Wear something green ... everyone welcome! Contact M. Joan McKenna at 508-877-3715 or Regent Maureen Sullivan at 617-894-0883 for more information.
Saturday March 8 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Court St. Clementine #821 will host an Irish Night at St. Clement Parish Hall, Medford featuring a corned beef and cabbage dinner catered by S&S Restaurant, a raffle table, cash door prize, a 50/50 drawing, and a performance by The Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dance of Arlington. Cost: $25/person ONLY by advance registration; NO tickets sold at the door; contact Regent Carol Ghiloni at 781-395-2088 or email cdact821@aol.com
 
 
 
 
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