CIRCLE OF LOVE

From the day you join Catholic Daughters, and volunteer, you realize; there's more to give than can be given, more to serve than can ever be served.   There's far too much to take in here; more to find than can ever be found.  But these seven main points indicate the main needs of the Church and community now.

It's the circle of love and it binds us all, spiritually through faith and prayer.  Till we find our place in C-D-of-A.  In the circle, the circle of love.

The circle of love is the Catholic Daughter's seven point program that is bound in love. The seven points are: Youth, Education, Family, Leadership, Legislation, Quality of Life, and Spiritual Enhancement.    Each point indicate a need of the Church and community that is best served by the Catholic Daughters. By participating in these points and using our talents, we are being "Jesus' hands and feet."  Our local court selects portions of these sections to participate in as described in each section below.  For more information about the Circle of Love, click here to visit the National website. 

EDUCATION

Education is the drawing out of a person's talent and a putting in of knowledge.  The education point gives our members opportunities to advance themselves in their own educational process as well as to educate our youth.  It also gives our youth ways to share their God-given talents. 

Chairwomen:

  • Education Contest: Christine Beltran

Our court's Education Projects:

  • Education Contest: Each year we sponsor the education contest at the local level. We proudly have had entries from our court go on to win state and national.  

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FAMILY

Family are people who share values, beliefs, traditions, experiences, activities and unconditional love. A true family provides its members with emotional and spiritual kinship as well as considering themselves family.  The family point strengthens family relations by interacting with one another in service and work of the family community by encouraging families to work, play, and pray together. 

Chairwomen:

  • First Way: Pat Halvorsen

Our court's Family Projects:

  • First Way: Members gather baby items and make baskets for new mothers. 

LEADERSHIP

Leadership​ is helping others to decide on goals and work towards those goals. The leadership point gives members the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of leadership and implement their talents as future leaders.

Chairwomen:

  • Membership:  Lee Vinolus

  • Refreshment: Jane Myrand & Pat Halvorsen

Our court's Leadership Projects:

  • Membership: Recruitment of new members.

  • Refreshment committee: Organizes and provides all of the wonderful food at our meetings and takes care of set-up and clean-up. 

LEGISLATION

Legislation is our participation in the laws. The legislation point is the Catholic Daughters obligation 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!

Chairwomen:

  • Operation Morning Star: Vacant

Our court's Legislation Projects:

  •  Operation Morning Star: An issue-oriented legislative program that lets Catholic Daughters's voices be heard before bills become laws. 

QUALITY OF LIFE

Quality of life is social Awareness.  The quality of life point calls us to reach out with compassion and support to the needs of all peoples.  We are to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow and sickness.

Chairwomen:

  • Human Trafficking: Lynda Atto

  • Health and Wellness: Corrine Clifford

Our court's Quality of Life Projects:

  • Take a stand against Sexual Exploitation - Human Trafficking Vigil:  The monthly vigil is held on the first Sunday of the month. The vigil is from 1:30-2:00 p.m. and held on Gateway Street, Springfield near the main entrance to the Gateway Mall just south of the LTD bus transit station. Signs are provided and all are welcome.

  • Health and Wellness: Provides tips and tricks to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

SPIRITUAL ENHANCEMENT

Spiritual enhancement​ is nourishing  and developing personal relationships with God. Out of those developing relationships comes the realization of God's love and everlasting mercy.  The spiritual enhancement point provides opportunities for members to spend time with God.

Chairwomen:

  • Spiritual Chair: Lisa Hurlimann

  • Adopt-A-Seminarian: Oguilvia Skelton

Our court's Spiritual Enhancement Projects:

  • Spiritual Committee: Leads the prayers at our meetings.

  • Adopt-A-Seminarian: We adopt some of the local seminarians in the archdiocese and we send money and cards and pray for them. We also bring them goodies on cookie day which is put on by our state court twice a year during finals week.

Youth/JCDA

Youth are our future to ensure the continued growth of the Catholic Church and our organization! The youth point nurtures personal and spiritual growth. It  promotes service to others and to foster an awareness and appreciation of diversity through a variety of suggested activities and experiences.

Chairwomen:

  • JCDA Leader: Lisa Hurlimann

  • JCDA Assistant: Julie Rutledge-Sanchez

Our court's Youth Projects:

  • JCDA (Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas): To learn more about our local JCDA court click here

This website is updated by Miriam Cersovski. For any updates or suggestions please email Miriam at CDAOregonMC@gmail.com