Unity and Charity

 

                                                               

                                                                                                              CIRCLE OF LOVE 

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              "CIRCLE OF LOVE program is symbolized by a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point of the center and bound together by the common interest. The seven point program of the CIRCLE OF LOVE is bound together by the common interest- LOVE".                                                                                                               

 "The Cross and Crown in the center of the heart is the national symbol of the Order- the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

The seven points selected indicate the needs of the Church and community best served by the Catholic Daughters. The program itemizes these needs with suggestions on how Catholic Daughters can effectively serve.

The "CIRCLE OF  The small heart in the center is taken from the logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program. By utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love, a smooth transition occurs.

logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program. By utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love, a smooth transition occurs.

     "The "CIRCLE OF LOVE' program portions of this Web site are gathered to assist Catholic Daughters in working with the Church and community. We are indeed very aware of the needs in society that are deeply affecting today's generation, the elderly, and human life. To be effective in promoting good works, we must reach out and make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, whether it be through their own fault or the circumstances in which they find themselves. If we are to be "Jesus hands and feet" as is pledged in the Act of Consecration during the Installation Ceremony, then we must use the talents He gave us, become educated in new fields, volunteer our services and financial assistance where needed. Local Courts are asked to select those portions of the programs that their members feel comfortable working on in their area.  If many projects are selected, the task can become burdensome and little is accomplished. Members need to experience fulfillment when the projects are completed. This can happen when courts are selective in choosing court programs."

Many persons were involved in the formation of "Circle of Love". The National Board, members of the National Office and State Officers all had a part in the final adaptation. Thanks goes to each one of them."

                                                                                                                                                                  
Circle of Love Education

"It has often been said that education literally means “a drawing out” of a person’s talent as well as a “putting in” of knowledge or instruction. Education is a key ingredient which significantly impacts the long term success of our organization. Education helps bring us to fulfillment and helps improve attitudes. Education should include programs or activities that assist members to learn about CDA, its history, its charitable projects and charities, as well as the programs on the spokes of the Circle of Love. This could include topics of a spiritual nature, safety concerns, and medical issues. Education may lead to higher participation in a whole range of activities. The CDA scholarships and Education contests are a part of the education spoke."  For more information contact Marialice Sagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.."

 

Circle of Love Family

"In today’s society, there are many different types of families, each of which is equally viable as a supportive caring unit. A family is two or more people, who consider themselves family and who assume obligations, functions and responsibilities generally essential to a healthy family life style. A true family provides its members with emotional and spiritual kinship through: shared values, beliefs, traditions, common experiences, activities and, unconditional love. Courts should continue to strengthen family relations by interacting with one another in service and work of the family community. Families praying together, working together, and playing together will fully encompass the Circle of Love Program. "For more information contact the Family Chairman: Essie Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Bible Verses:

  • John 4:19
  • 1 Timothy 5:8
  • Acts 10:2
  • Colossians 3:13
  • Ephesians 6:4
  • Exodus 20-12
  • Proverbs 22:6
  • Joshua 24:15

 

Circle of Love Youth/JCDA

"Tomorrow’s promise lives in today’s youth. In responding to their needs today, we shape a better future for all. Every Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court can fulfill the goals of the Youth Program by committing itself to sponsor, participate in, and/or support at least one youth activity. This can be accomplished by working collaboratively with existing community and parish youth groups such as the youth ministry, social action groups, local schools, Scouting, or by sponsoring a Junior CDA Court. The selection and scope of the activity should be determined by the needs and/or interests of the youth in the community. It is the mission of the Youth Program to nurture personal and spiritual growth; to promote service to others and to foster an awareness and appreciation of diversity through a variety of suggested activities and experiences." For more information contact the Youth Chairman: Debbie Lattus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Youth Tools of Trade JCDA

Join the JCDA Email Tree

 

Circle of Love Leadership

"A few years back, Bette Midler had a hit with a song called "You are the Wind Beneath My Wings." This song is really about leadership because it is the leader who is the inspiration that allows others to "fly higher than an eagle." Dedicated and inspired leadership over the last 100 years in the Catholic Daughters has kept CDA the largest Catholic women's organization in the world. You, as a member of CDA, have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of leadership and implement your talents as a future leader. You will be the wind beneath the wings of others and "let (them) fly so high, they will almost touch the sky!" Consider becoming a leader in CDA! Hopefully, this will give you the skills and confidence to step forward to become an officer in your local court. In so doing, you will become one of those leaders who have vision and get others to share that vision. You will be the inspiration for others to follow." If you need any information concerning Leadership in CDA for the Circle of Love please don't hesitate to contact: Sherry Nilles Chairman of Leadership This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tips for Leaders

Complete Walk the Walk

Leadership Update - December

 

 

Circle of Love Spiritual Enhancement

"The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is primarily a service organization; however, service for the sake of service can become burdensome and more of an obligation than a joy. That is why the Spiritual Enhancement component of the Circle of Love is so important. Through the spiritual program in each local and state court, we help our members to nourish and develop their relationships with God. Out of those developing relationships comes the realization of God's love and everlasting mercy, and because of that realization, the desire to serve Him by serving His people grows. Our service, then, becomes the way we witness our faith and share God's love with a hurting world. Because of His guidance and support, we can serve with joy and faithfulness. In the Spiritual Enhancement section of the Circle of Love, you will find ways to provide opportunities for your members to spend time with God. You will find ideas for enhancing personal sanctification as well as suggestions for involving your members in the spiritual life of their parishes and communities. It is important that your court's Spiritual Enhancement Program helps your members to understand that they are truly a sisterhood and that they need to be church to one another before they can be church to others." For more information contact the Spiritual Chairman: Connie Dronette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ent Chairman

The Spirituality of Service

You Are Sent

Prayer for the Intersession of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reverend Ed Lamp Spirituality talk at 2012 National CDA convention

Prayer Service Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Recommitment Ceremony Samples

Military Prayer Card

Spiritual Enhancement Workshop from the National Convention

Prayer Service Stars in Mary’s Crown

Prayers of the Faithful

Prayer for Those in Turmoil

A Catholic Prayer in Praise of the Saints

Prayer to End Abortion

The Servants Prayer

Prayer for Priests

Lenten Prayer

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit - PDF format

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Microsoft Word format

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Circle of Love Legislation

"Our obligation is to become better informed on public issues, addressing the morals and human dimension, while supporting church teaching on human life, human rights, justice and peace.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas DO NOT ENDORSE CANDIDATES NOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY! Operation Morning Star is a program of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas to Our Lady under her title Morning Star, to encourage Catholic women to speak out in the legislative arena. " Learn more about legislation efforts at Operation Morning Star, or contact Legislation Chairman Margaret Sitte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

O.M.S. Newsletter June, 2013

O.M.S. Newsletter March, 2013

Guidelines on Election Politics

 

Circle of Love Quality of Life

"Quality of Life (Social Awareness) - issues of our national program are the heart of our ministering to the needs of all peoples. We are called to reach out with compassion and support, to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow and sickness."

For more information contact the Quality of Life Chairman: Carol Bogacz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

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