Catholic Daughters celebrate 100 years (slideshow)
On May 4, at Sacred Heart Parish, The Saint Katherine Court #239 of the Catholic Daughters celebrated 100 years of united prayer, service and charity to our local, state, and national community.
The celebration began in prayer at Sunday Mass followed by fellowship and food with a potluck. Representatives of the Montana and National organizations traveled from as far as Texas to share in the anniversary.
The Saint Katherine Court #239 supports many local charities including Dawson County Domestic Violence prevention efforts, the Eastern Montana Veteran's Home and other local organizations who ask for assistance along their journey. The local court also supports charitable works of the state which include the Shrine at Emigrant, The Florence Crittenton Home, the Ronald McDonald House and the Poor Clares along with numerous national Catholic Daughters projects and charities.
Many of the 69 local members were in attendance for Sunday's celebration. This vibrant group of women has 11 life members who have been active for more than 50 years.
Catholic Daughters of Americas formed in 1903 in Utica, N.Y. and is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in America. Catholic Daughters strive 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.
Catholic Daughters of Glendive meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Sacred Heart Church.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold its
55th national convention, July 16-20, 2014 in Billings