Our Court Projects
Our court sponsors a variety of service projects, including those described below. To support our projects, we hold a variety of fundraisers and bake sales throughout the year.
Individual Seminarians studying at Mt. Angel Seminary, as well as women studying at various houses in Oregon, are assigned to local Catholic Daughters’ Courts. Each Court is asked to pray for and support their assigned Seminarians and/or Sisters throughout the year. In addition to prayers and letters of encouragement, the Court may send items to the individuals. The Seminarians also appreciate receiving mail from us. Send your words of encouragement or a special prayer request!
Our Court is also involved in the annual Seminarian Benefit Dinner and the May 1st Seminarian Cookie Day, when our Court members travel to Mt. Angel to have lunch with our seminarians and a tour of the Seminary. We also send gifts of money to help our Seminarians with their cost of tuition, books, dorm life, health care, and other basic needs.
Our 5 Seminarians
Five seminarians have been assigned to our Court. Most of the seminarians are enrolled at Mt. Angel Seminary to study to become priests. They come from various places around the country.
Court Oregon #118 Adopted Seminarians for 2022-2023:
Deacon Matthew Knight, St. Patrick’s Seminary Theology IV
He is being ordained on June 3rd.
Send mail to Matthew Knight at: St. Patrick Seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Marcus Alvarado Trasmonte Portland Mt. Angel Seminary College IV
Elliot Yaryk Sifuentes Fresno Mt. Angel Seminary Theology I
Thomas Andrews Orange Mt. Angel Seminary College II
Jacob Valdez Fresno Mt. Angel Seminary Pre-Theo II
Send mail to the above Seminarians to: Mt. Angel Seminary, 1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR 97373
Every year members of our court go to O'Hara Catholic School and hand out Education Contest awards at the school assembly. Past Regent Julia Kelso is shown with the group of students who received their awards.
Congratulations to contest and scholarship award winners! We have winners in the Local and State levels! Each year we sponsor an Education Contest at the Local level. We are proud to have had entries from our Court go on to win in State and National contests.
Click here to view/download the PDF showing who won in the 2021-2022 Education contest!
See Our Circle of Love page for more information about the Education Contest.
Carmelite Sisters - at The Carmel of Maria Regina
Our Court helps support the Carmelite nuns who reside in Eugene. We contribute items to assist them, such as office and paper supplies. Many members attend the Carmelite Dinner that raises funds to help support the nuns.
If your budget allows and you would like to make a donation to the Carmelites, any help is greatly appreciated. Donations of cash or gift cards to Winco are always needed. Their mailing address is:
The Carmel of Maria Regina
87609 Green Hill Road
Eugene, Oregon 97402
1st Way Pregnancy Crisis Center
Court members donate baby items to put into layettes, which are donated to 1st Way. 1st Way is completely staffed by volunteers and relies on donations. See their website for more information.