Welcome to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
in the great State of Texas
We welcome you to experience the many ways Catholic Daughters can enhance the spiritual growth in your home, parish and community through Unity and Charity. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is a non-profit organization historically referred to as an Order.
The Catholic Daughters, more commonly known as CDA, began in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus. Please familiarize yourself with its formation, service, and goals by viewing our history; please click here, or review the National CDA website at www.catholicdaughters.org.
The Texas State Court was established in 1917. We invite you to enjoy the rich heritage of our state and local courts by viewing our Texas History; please click here, and reading about the pioneer women that ‘paved the way’ to the amazing contributions our local courts make within their community and parish. Please click here to experience a journey down memory lane with the Past State Regents of Texas.
We welcome you to navigate through the ‘Events’ and ‘Projects’ tabs on this site to see how CDA becomes a living tool for the Church today. Please join us. Please enable one of the largest organizations of Catholic women in the world to be an avenue for your love and service to Church, Community and Country. Allow us to celebrate your gifts and talents by your participation and love. We offer membership to women eighteen and older in our senior courts. There are over 16,000 local court members in the 239 courts throughout Texas. These courts are divided into 62 districts.
For girls age 6 to 18, we offer membership in the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, better known as JCDA, with a current membership of over 1,000 girls. These stars of Texas are our present and our future. We invite you to learn more about the Junior Courts throughout Texas; please click here.
We now offer membership that bridges our Juniors through college and into a senior court. You may learn more about the Campus Courts in Texas by clicking here. Our Campus Courts provide the opportunity of a Catholic Community to the young Catholic women on various campuses within Texas.
Regardless of your age from 6 to 106 there is a court inviting you to a place you may call home, a place where your time from the simplicity of private prayer to leadership of major projects is of value and greatly appreciated.
Catholic Daughters live by the saying; “When God calls you to it, He will see you through it.” Embrace that in your discernment to become a member of our Order. Please join us.
All our service is focused on spiritual growth; for both those providing a service, as well as the recipients. We operate under the seven prong wheel called the Circle of Love; Quality of Life, Youth, Legislation, Education, Spirituality, Leadership & Membership, and National Projects.
Under each of these areas, the opportunity to serve is endless. It allows a woman to tap into an area of her interest, gifts, time, and treasures, all according to what time she has available at any given time of her life. Sometimes ones greatest contribution is praying for those women active with the current project. CDA has a place for young and old alike. It provides an avenue to value each member throughout her life as we love, serve, and protect the dignity of all life.
CDA strives to embrace the principles of faith, working through love and service in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
Please contact us by clicking here.