Our Mother of Serenity CDA doors are wide open to all the ladies who would like to share in any of our activities of prayer, worship, service, promoting unity, friendship and fellowship.
CDA Mission Statement
The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.
The members of the Texas State Court love Christ and His Church and are dedicated to leading others to Christ and to His service through The Catholic Daughters of the Americas. With the help of our Patroness Mother Mary, we strive to uphold our Motto of “Unity and Charity”.
Reflections from Our RegentThe very best day ever is the TODAY for all of us. It’s what we all have in common, actually, that and God’s love. We are so fortunate to have chosen a group of dynamic Officers this year with the addition of Vice Regent, Julie Parker, Financial Secretary, Betsy Jones, Kathleen Westfall returning as Secretary, and Cristina Guelda as Treasurer. Returning this year by request is the Novena to Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, the monthly CDA Mass to coordinate with CDA National “Friday, Pray for our Troops”, and in the spring, a ladies retreat. We said a fond farewell to our CDA Chaplain Father John Karanja and he will always be remembered when the bells are rung in Mass. We have warmly welcomed Father Mike to St. Stephen Catholic Church. He continues to inspire us with his enthusiasm and energy for the Love of God in the spirit of Fellowship. Mother of Serenity Court is a place for women to find friendship, relaxation, and happiness; a place to pray and to serve God together. This Court began with 50 women with a vision of Charity, Unity and Service at St. Stephen Catholic Church and around the world, we will strive to continue their vision in the years ahead. The Living Memorial Education Fund has made it possible to continue to provide our parish with additional funds to enhance our CCD program. Through the grant process, we provided two 55-inch smart TVs for their classroom. CDA celebrated with our youth as they received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. We applauded the success of our graduates at the Baccalaureate Mass and presented Educational awards to 6 graduating seniors. God Bless You all, Francine Sours, Regent
Happy Birthday to our dear friends. We are so lucky to walk through life with friends who laugh and dream with us!
Debra Lenfest – October 5th; Francine Sours – October 12th; Sonja Davis – October 28th; Pat Pitsch – October 30th; Tencha Teel – November 12th; Rose Davis– November 28th; Sister Mildred Gordon– December 19th
CDA Corporate Communion
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at the 8:00 AM Mass. Followed by breakfast at Wildberries on South Main Street.
St. Stephen’s Ladies Book Club
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.
When: December 13th @ 6:30 PM
Place: Oaxaca Mexican Restaurant – 216 Interstate 20, Weatherford, TX 76086
Who?: This Book Club is an open book club to all ladies who would like to make friends both on and off the page.
RSVP: Francine Sours at email@example.com or 817-901-7980.
We look forward to meeting again old friends and new friends both and off the pages!
St. Stephen’s Ladies Mini-Event
Lavender Springs Spa Retreat – more information to follow – Spring 2017
Educational Living Memorial Fund for St. Stephen
The sole purpose of the fund is to nurture the spirituality of our youth through our CCD programs. This living memorial will give us the opportunity to honor the special people living today for their birthdays, anniversaries, or as memorial tribute to remember our loved ones and all the special people who have touched our lives. It is through this generosity that we are able to bring the love of God to life in very tangible ways.
More information about the Memorial Fund and the Donor Forms will be located on the table in the vestibule of the Church and the Church office.
Mass together in St. Stephen @ 8:45a.m. every first Friday. “Friday, Pray for our Troops.” We invite all CDA Ladies to join together on Fridays for Communion.
October 18th – 7:00pm – Main Church
January 17th – 7:00pm – Main Church
April 18th – 7:00pm – Main Church
Parish Fellowship Breakfast
CDA Schedule is October 30th, 2016
Pallotine Novena to Our Lady Queen of the Apostles
Upcoming Meeting Dates
September 21, 2016, October 19, 2016, November 16, 2016 and December 21, 2016 (Christmas Party at Julie Parker’s Home)