Catholic Daughters of America

On October 20, 2019 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #408 celebrated 100 years of fun and fellowship.  The centennial celebration included Mass, brunch, program, and door prize drawings.  We were honored to have present Sherry Nilles, National Regent Elect, state officers, and current and former Sacred Heart priests.  

Court Sacred Heart #408 currently has over 65 members and continues to grow.

CDA Mission

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.  Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.


About Us…

Founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of the Americas has flourished under the motto of “Unity and Charity.” One of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas, the organization has over 75,000 members from 1,250 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.  Further information is offered on the national CDA website at


The state of Iowa established Catholic Daughters in 1913 and currently has 68 local courts with a membership of nearly 5,400 members.


CDA Court Sacred Heard # 408 was established October 18, 1919.


Any woman age 18+ of the Catholic faith who wishes to belong may join Catholic Daughters, and is invited to come to any of our Sacred Heart Court 408 meetings!


Contact or Join Us…

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM during Daylight Savings Time and 6pm on months that are in Standard Time.  We do not meet in July or August.  Each meeting begins with a meal (held in the Parish Hall,) followed by a program and the business meeting in the Fireside Room.


Local Court Officers  2018-2019



Jenny Reis:


Ann Sassman:



Virginia Bubke:


Financial Secretary

Julie Nemmers:


Recording Secretary

Shirley Selzer:



Our court finds that the best way to execute our mission is work through committees:

Listed alphabetically, but explained in a separate document, they include:


Church Sewing Projects Legislation Program
Circle of Love Longhouse Ways & Means
Coupons to Sunshine Center Membership Centennial
Education Contest & Lifesavers Opening Prayer Email
Email/Telephone Parish Projects
Flower, Cards & Seminarians Photography, Scrapbook, Publicity and Newsletter
Good of the Order Postage Stamps