National Charities


Our National CDA supports several charities.  Each local court supports these charities in their own way.  Below are the national charities and the way Court Oregon supports them.  These charities are different than the national projects which can be found by clicking here

The Pontifical North American College


The Pontifical North American College located in Rome specializes in the  formation of men for the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. There are over 150 seminarians, as well as numerous faculty members and graduate students, from across the United States, Canada and Australia who devote ­themselves to personal formation for priestly ministry.  Donations from the Catholic Daughters support the education and spiritual direction of these men. 

Catholic Relief Services


Catholic Relief Services began 75 years ago in 1943 as an international project to provide assistance to people in the poorest parts of the world. They also serve Catholics in the United States who are in need. Donations from CDA go towards food, medical supplies, and religious assistance to people in over 100 countries.      

Apostleship of the Sea


The Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America began in 1920. It is the professional association of Catholic Maritime Ministers, Cruise Ship Priests, Mariners and all those who support the ministry to the People of the Sea. They provide priests for service onboard Cruise Ships and Port Chaplains in many ports throughout the United States.  They offer the Eucharist, and the sacramental and spiritual life of the Church to the people of the sea.  Donations from the Catholic Daughters go to provide mutual support, continuing education, and intercommunication for Catholic Maritime Ministers.

Covenant House


The Covenant House was founded in 1972 to help homeless kids. They serve over 80,000 kids a year.  Donations from CDA provide food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway children. 

Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa of Calcutta founded the order of The Missionaries of Charity on October 7, 1950.  Their primary task is to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after. They later established the non-profit organization The Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center, which aims to promote genuine devotion to Mother Teresa and authentic knowledge of her life.  The Catholic Daughters donate their prayers for the spiritual fruitfulness of the center and their monetary donations go towards promoting the authentic devotion to Saint Teresa through printed materials. 

Tutwiler Clinic


The Tutwiler Clinic began as a non-profit entity in 1983 by Sister-Doctor Anne Brooks for the purpose of providing wholistic health care in Tallahatchie County.  Serving the poorest of the poor in the Bayou country, it runs totally through donations which allows them to provide help to those who do not have the ability to seek or pay for services.  Catholic Daughters donates to the clinic through monetary donations and through donations of medical supplies/samples, over the counter medicines, clothes, and quilting and sewing supplies.

Disaster Relief Fund

The Disaster Relief Fund was set up by the National Catholic Daughters that all members contribute to.  When a disaster strikes, State Regents are able to request monetary assistance which is forwarded to their to the Bishop of that diocese for distribution. The donations from Catholic Daughters are there to support our sisters in need. 

Smile Train


Smile Train was founded in 1999 as an international charity dedicated to helping the millions of children in the world who suffer from cleft lip and palate. All 100 percent of donations go to the program and none go to overhead costs.  Donations from the Catholic Daughters support free surgery for children, free training for doctors, and research to find a cure.  

Catholic Extension


Catholic Extension was founded in 1905 by Father Francis Clement Kelley to raise money to help bring church buildings and resources to Catholics in remote areas.  They have contributed more than $500 million to poor mission dioceses across the United States.  Catholic Extension serves 87 dioceses and funds approximately 2000 projects annually throughout the United States and its territories.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception located in Washington DC is dedicated to the patroness of our nation, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization, and reconciliation.

Their website has great resources and devotions to further your faith life. 

All information contained on this page comes from the respected websites.  Please visit each charity's website for additional information.