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cooking meals for college students, praying rosaries for
oy means a state of the mind and orientation of the
unborn children, participating in the March for Life, hosting
heart. Joy is something or someone that provides a
movies nights at the church, making and donating Tote Quiet
state of happiness for others. The joy could be in the
Bags for children during Mass, making blankets and bears for
home, community, church, as well as in our CDA family. In
chronically ill children, donating to various charities (locally
our CDA family, we display joy in a variety of ways. We pray
and globally) and by working endless hours in their parishes
and fellowship together, volunteer, and we make financial
donations to support those in need.
We truly represent the CDA motto, Unity and Charity. We
Praying together is one of the deepest joys we share as
are unified and show love as it is represented through Jesus
Catholic Daughters. What an indescribable gift to have
Christ, who is love. We continue to turn to God for guidance
so many family members praying for one another. When
and support. As Catholic
members pray together, it helps
Daughters, we allow our faith
to strengthen their faith which
to work on our behalf. It is our
brings joy into many lives. The
faith that allows us to offer our
joys and benefits of praying are
time and talents with joy. Just
not just limited to one. A shared
as Jesus had compassion for
joy is an abundance of joy. God
all people, so do the Catholic
means for us to not only pray in
We come to you with humble hearts,
Daughters. Our compassion is
our homes but also to pray with
shown by how we minister to
our friends and neighbors. It
blessings which You bestow upon our
the needs of all people, through
brings joy, when members pray
CDA family members each day.
love with dignity and respect.
for each other in the various
We reach out to those who
ministries and manifestations of
thanksgiving and fellowship.
are hungry, hurting, suffering
our great commissions. Praying
financially, and those who suffer
together is the single most
Guide our hearts and minds, as we continue to serve
with sorrow and pain, showing
significant thing we can do to
our churches and communities.
compassion as Christ did.
cultivate unity within our family.
When we fellowship with one
When we pray, we are sharing in
brothers in unity and charity
another, we share our ideals,
Christ which results in a deeper
- - especially those most in need.
play games, get to test out a new
and richer unity. There is power
dish that a member is so proud
Who is Savior and Lord, forever and ever. Amen!
of, share information about our
Members understand the
families, or listen to a member
importance of promoting good
who might be going through a hard time at home or on the job.
works by reaching out and making a difference in the lives of
We sing and dance together and most importantly, are there
others, especially those who are suffering. God has given us
to celebrate each other spreading the joy in our hearts. We lift
talents which we use by volunteering our service or lending
our sisters' spirits, not knowing their situation. We never know
a helping hand through financial assistance. It's a blessing
what is going on in our members' lives.
to have active members in our local CDA courts, churches
Let us continue to pray and fellowship together, support our
and in our communities. Members are known to assist with
churches and communities, and we will continue to be the joy
the spiritual development of our youth, collecting food for
of Catholic Daughters.
the hungry, prepping and serving food in the soup kitchens,
Prayer of Joy
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