Catholic Daughters Arizona State Convention

The Catholic Daughters from Our Lady of Lourdes were well represented at the Catholic Daughters Arizona State Convention
at the Hilton Double Tree in Gilbert, Arizona from May 3rd to 5th, 2019.

2019 Rummage Sale

When the Catholic Daughters of the Americas says our motto is “Unity and Charity”, I think they are talking about our Court Our Lady of Lourdes. We prayed for weeks for good weather for the Rummage Sale. I guess HE just said NO. The cold, the rain, and even the hail did not daunt our spirits or decrease the efforts of our dedicated workers. I can not say how proud I am of all the members and guests that worked to make the Rummage Sale successful. But we could not have been a success without those hardy individuals that braved the weather to come to our sale and buy.

Thank you for all your support in donating to our sale, baking for the bake sale, praying for our success, and shopping with us. We will clear over $30,000 from this sale. I hope that everyone knows that every penny of profit from this, our largest fundraiser of the year, goes to charity.

2018 Advent Brunch

The Catholic Daughters hosted their annual Advent Brunch on Wednesday, December 19th in Madonna Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes.

2018 Cookie Walk

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who worked, to everyone who donated baked goods, and to everyone who came to support our Annual Cookie Walk.

Catholic Daughters Fall Events Recap

 Fashion Show Catering Team



Fashion Show Co-Chairs                               Fashion Show

New Members

Spaghetti Dinner

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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