Catholic Daughters and Junior Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters Court Sacred Heart 1606 is the very active local chapter of Catholic Daughters of America (CDA).  CDA is an organization of Catholic women who seek to serve God, their local parishes, and the wider community through service projects and faith support.


The 2018 CDA Artwork / Education Contest is currently underway for Catholic Daughters and Junior Catholic Daughters.  This year’s themes are “The Lord has great things for us; we are filled with joy.” or “Finding joy in my life” .  Select 2018 CDA Artwork / Education Contest for more information.


Catholic Daughters meetings are the  1st Sunday of the month at 8:45am  (before the 10:30 Mass)  – St. Margaret Mary church hall in Cortez


Among the activities of the local court:

  • assist families when there is a death by providing funeral dinners and people who say the rosary at the vigil/rosaray service
  • fundraisers, including raffles, dinners, and a large pre-Christmas craft show
  • conduct educational events
  • help with Power Lunches for High School students
  • education contests
  • access to scholarships
  • legislative awareness


The Blessed Virgin Mary is the patroness of Catholic Daughters; the CDA motto is “Unity and Charity”.

Junior Catholic Daughters of America (JCDA) is an organization of young women between the ages of 12 and 17.  Junior Catholic Daughters have sponsored service projects, held fundraisers and actively participated in the faith life of the parish.