Who We Are One of the largest organizations of Catholic women in the world, dedicated
to strengthening their spiritual life through Christ and His Church,
the Catholic Daughters of the Americas was founded in 1903 by the
Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York. We are organized in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. Catholic lay and religious women 18 years of age or older,
who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and
charitable activities are welcome to join.
Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA), our national youth
program for girls age 6 through 18, was founded in 1925. Click here to learn more about JCDA.
Why Join? In addition to opportunities at the local and national level for
fellowship with other Daughters who pursue our mission of faith working
through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the
advancement of human rights and dignity for all, Daughters experience
the opportunity to give and receive. By giving of your time, talent,
ideas, knowledge, dedication, and enthusiasm, you'll receive spiritual
enrichment, leadership skills, affirmation, community, broadened
horizons, and a marked sense of accomplishment. Daughters also receive
SHARE, the award-winning, quarterly magazine of the Catholic Daughters
of the Americas.
What We Do Catholic Daughters engage in an expansive array of activities in pursuit of our mission including:
The Pharisees mock Jesus in today’s Gospel passage by saying “[Y]ou are not concerned with anyone's opinion, for you do not regard a person's status.” They are mocking Jesus’ disregard for the opinion of the world, yet their statement is completely backwards.
This contact info is for the benefit of members and those interested in asking questions about joining CDA. If you are a vendor or if you are seeking a donation, you must direct all information or questions to the National Regent only.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.