National Convention

The Catholic Daughters National Convention was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from July 16 through July 22.  Four Catholic Daughters from our Court were in attendance: Joyce Stalians (Regent), Rosemary Dougherty (Vice-Regent), Melinda Kelling (Treasurer), and Jackie Mialki (Financial Secretary.  

Pictured Above (L to R): Rosemary Dougherty, Melinda Kelling, and Jackie Mialki

Pictured Above (L to R) Top: Joyce Stalians - Bottom: Rosemary Dougherty, Melinda Kelling, and Jackie Mialki

Pictured Above The Arizona State Delegation (L to R): Susan Mone (National Secretary-Treasurer), Irene Gramza (Arizona State Regent), and Joyce Stalians (Arizona State 2nd Vice Regent)

Catholic Daughters

We are the largest National Organization of Catholic Women in the world. We were founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in New York as an opportunity for Catholic women to belong to a fraternal organization and to help them improve themselves spiritually, intellectually and socially. Members must be 18 years or older and be a practicing Catholic. We promote Catholic values.

We meet the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, in Madonna Hall at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes church.

On a local level we usually have three fund raisers each year. We have a Spaghetti Dinner in October, a Christmas Cookie Walk in December and a Rummage and Bake Sale at the end of February. We distribute our funds to various charities in the spring.

We support St. Vincent De Paul, Hospice, Seminarians, Right to Life, a Crisis Nursery and several other charities. We support the National CDA Charities as well as our State Court. We send delegates to the bi-annual State Convention.

Charity Donations

Members of the Catholic Daughters celebrating with recipients of their donations.

New Members

L to R back row: DeAnne Cooper, Judy Brady, Lynn Conner, Bernie Slater, Shirley Rahilly and Kristi Piccone. 
Front next to Mary's statue, Sandee Donahue and Pat Richardson.


What a lovely group of ladies! And this is only half of the 16 new members joining our Court since September 2017. 


Catholic Daughters Officers 2018-2019

From Left: Helen Baie, Secretary; Melinda Kelling, Treasurer; Joyce Stalians, Regent; Irene Gramza, State Regent; Fr. Augustine Ogumere, Chaplain; Vee Dietrich, District Deputy; Rosemary Dougherty, Vice Regent; Jackie Mialki, Financial Secretary

Catholic Daughters Quilting All Year Round

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Daughters Court #2278 in Sun City West has a sewing circle working all year round, making baby quilts.  Looking over a portion of the 211 quilts ready for donation to the Choices Pregnancy Center in Glendale are a few of these dedicated seamstresses.  Standing from left to right are Elsa Varallo, Blanca Romero, Rosemary Woodward, and Joan Cosson, chairwoman of the committee.  Seated are Shari Trunnell (on left) and Rose Dzibela.  These quilts represent just some of the many hours of community service done by the Catholic Daughters. 
For more information on this organization, please contact Joyce at 623-322-4139. 

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