Unity & Charity
Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. Our motto is "Unity and Charity". We share faith and enjoy each other's company at meetings, and we work hard for our parishes and communities. The local CDA Court Oregon #118 embraces our motto in the adoption of many service projects, including those at the local, state, and national levels.
Won't you join us? We’d love to have you! All women age 18 and over are invited to visit our monthly afternoon meetings to learn more about our organization.
During this time of Covid 19, our meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Knights of Columbus hall, 1144 Charnelton St, Eugene.
Sorry, we are having technical issues with the display of our CDA Calendar. Saturday February 20 meeting is CANCELLED.
From our Regent Lisa Hurlimann
I pray you and your families had a safe, blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day. My husband and I and our three children spent the day together and we each had an assigned food to prepare for our big meal. Our youngest was thrilled as she carefully counted and placed dinner rolls onto the sheet pan so they could be warmed to a golden brown.
As I write this message, I’m remembering that Sunday, November 29th is the First Sunday of Advent. Thank God we have made it through this most unusual of years and I don’t say that lightly. As the celebration of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ draws near, let us all take some quality time during Advent to reflect upon our blessings. If instead, we concentrate on the negative aspects of what’s been happening all around us, then this season will not give us the lift of the Light of Christ we need so much.
Finally, even though 2020 has burdened our Court with significant barriers in pursuing our service to others in need, we should look forward to the New Year with a heartfelt and renewed commitment to personal spiritual growth. 2021 will hopefully bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep us safe, healthy and united in solidarity with one another.
I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your Sister in Unity and Charity, Lisa Hurlimann, Regent
...from the National Education Contest
"Living in Harmony with Others"
Living in Harmony with Others
By Jack Brotherton, grade 7,
1st Place Local and 3rd Place State Winner of the 2020-21 National CDA Education Contest
Even though sometimes it can seem hard, living in harmony with others is easier than you think. One easy way to live in harmony with others is by giving back to people in the community. For example, seek out opportunities to volunteer in community-wide events to help those that are less fortunate. Clothing drives and canned food collection drives are two easy ways to participate in community-wide events.
Also another easy way to live in harmony is by addressing the disharmony that may exist in your life. For example, with all the technology that exists today, it can be really hard to feel connected with other people. Feeling disconnected can make differences in opinion and conflict around the world seem like problems that can never be solved. Start by taking steps to actively build relationships with your family and friends, this will get you off to a good start. You can hang out with your friends and spend quality time with your family to make your connections with these people stronger. Build on this good start by attending group events and actively try to build new relations and connections with people in the community.
To live in harmony you should ignore the negative things that are going on in the world and focus on the positive things in your life. For some people, this means not watching the news because they find it depressing. For other people, it means avoiding certain topics with friends and family, such as politics or religion, if those topics cause friction. But living in harmony with other does not mean that everyone has to always get along. If you have a disagreement, solve it by talking it out instead of using violence. Actively discourage violence and support other solutions.
Living in harmony with others may mean that you need to try new activities that take you out of your comfort zone. Avoid doing things that are a waste of time and isolate you from other people, like playing video games or watching TV. Instead, spend that time volunteering at a soup kitchen or attending church. Another easy way to live in harmony with others is to manage your money and give some of it to charitable organizations.
Living in harmony with others requires everyone to be open with people that they are close with and try to express feelings, instead of hiding them. Make sure to be a good listener and pay attention if someone is hurting inside.
These are just some of the many ways to live in harmony with others, some you may already do without thinking, others may require you to be more mindful of your actions. Whether it is second nature or takes effort, taking steps to living in harmony with others is worth your attention.
Jack Brotherton, Grade 7
Our Day of Recollection and Rosary Rally
Our Day of Recollection and Rosary Rally was so very beautiful. Even though our group was small, our prayers were heard by God and all of the Saints and Angels in Heaven above! Thank you for being there!
RADA Cutlery Fundraiser
Thinking about gifts for family and friends this Christmas? Consider some RADA products!
Your purchase of RADA cutlery and kitchen products will help the Catholic Daughters in supporting local charities. Click on the picture to the left to go to the RADA catalog to find good deals on great products. Our group will receive a 40% profit from your order! Thank you!
Joint Installation of Officers 2020-2022
For the first time, CDA Court Oregon #118 and Knights of Columbus Council 1430 held joint officer installation ceremonies, following the 8:00 am Saturday morning Mass on August 29, 2020.
Front row: Treasurer Kathleen O’Connell, Vice Regent Corrine Clifford, Regent Lisa Hurlimann, Rec. Sec. Susan Freeman, and Fin. Sec. Judy Spearin.
Back row: Grand Knight Chris Hainley, Court Chaplain Rev. Ron Nelson, OR State Regent Tess Cersovski and Sir Knight Arnie Meyer.
...to the Catholic Daughters and Knights of Columbus! Much gratitude for giving of your time and talents!
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.