Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA), St. Michael the Archangel, Court #2670, assembled at St. Luke’s Catholic Church at the 11 a.m. mass on Jan. 19 for the installation of members.

Father Richard Tule, officiated the ceremony.

After mass the new members progressed to the Avenue Bed and Breakfast located at 1415 G Ave. were the newly elected officers were installed.

Serving the court for the next two years are Regent Rebecca Castillo, Vice Regent Susan Krentz, Treasurer Marinna Montano, Recording Secretary Lourdes “Lou” Estrada and Financial Secretary Rosa Sanchez. Also installed was Father Richard Tule, chaplain for the court.

The CDA is a nationwide organization that are a creative and spiritual program which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in a meaningful way that positively influence the welfare of the Church throughout the world.

The CDA members strive to embrace the principle of faith working though love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights.

Originally founded by members of the Utica, New York branch of the Knights of Columbus and intended to operate as the organizations female auxiliary.

The St. Michael the Archangel, Court #2670 is a newly established court in Douglas and is currently taking new members 18 and over.

Members are active in helping community members with disabilities, they are involved in and contribute financially to such projects as Habitat for Humanity and the children’s charity Smile Train.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. The first meeting will be Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus located at 1125 F Ave.


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