Catholic Daughters of the Americas

      Massachusetts State Court


   It has been said many times that our youth are our future.  It's time we take that seriously and encourage our young women to take part in activities that will teach and enrich them to prepare for that future.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas has established JCDA for this purpose.  The Junior Catholic Daughters (JCDA) is a unique organization for girls ages 8 to 18.    

The JCDA program is based on four objectives and goals:

  1. To promote the development of the whole person through programs of self-identity, personal growth, and peer group relationships.

  2. To promote service to others in the parish, community, and JCDA.

  3. To encourage spiritual growth by providing opportunities for personal prayer, liturgy, and ecumenical understanding.

  4. To encourage programming that is open, flexible, and creative to current needs and concerns.

   Currently Massachusetts has one junior court:   St. Bernadette #2396 in Brockton.  Interested in starting a Junior court in your area?  State Chair Marcia Walkama is waiting to hear from you!  Marcia can be reached at 




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