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NEW YORK COURT RECEIVES COMMUNITY
Court St. Paul #71, Mechanicville, New York, was honored for
Outstanding Service Organization at the Mechanicville Area
Community Hearts Celebration Awards. The program noted
that, "Among the many recipients of support are Military Moms
in Action, senior students at Mechanicville and Stillwater High
Schools, Birthright, paying for kids' summer camp experiences,
MACSC (Mechanicville Area Community Services Center), needy
families that receive Christmas bags and the Saratoga Homeless
Center, among many other endeavors." Court St. Paul also received
a Certificate of Recognition from Senator Kathleen Marchione of
the New York State Senate and a Citation from Carrie Woerner of
the New York State Assembly. In the photo, participants can be
seen at the awards ceremony.
CALIFORNIA COURT GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
Court Our Lady of the Valley #1462, Indio, California, began the
new CDA season with a focus on new membership and supporting
education and spirituality in church and community. Among their
projects was partnering with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School's
Parents' Club to provide hospitality for Back To School Night. Some
court members are alumni, parents of alumni, or parents and
grandparents of students currently attending the school. Members
were also able to share the mission of CDA with moms seeking a
service-oriented group of Catholic women. Standing at Back to
School Night, left to right, Vice Regent Sarah Romero, member
Serina Ruiz-Duarte and Parents' Club Officer Marcie Quintana.
OREGON COURT REACHES OUT TO MEMBERS
IN POOR HEALTH
NEW YORK COURT GIVES CHRISTMAS GIFTS
TO BABY JESUS FOR OTHERS
Court Klamath #1295, Klamath Falls, Oregon, decided to remember
their Circle of Love "Catholic Daughter family." Seven members
volunteered to call, visit or send cards periodically to their court
sisters unable to attend meetings due to poor health. This Circle of
Love project is in keeping with a request from Diocese of Baker Bishop
Liam Cary to follow succeed the Year of Divine Mercy with a Year of
Visitation, following Mary's example of visiting her cousin Elizabeth
to share the marvelous news of the wondrous fruit of her womb. In
the photo, court members are pictured at an informal meeting at a
Christmas party in a local restaurant where they discussed their Circle
of Love project and others including signing cards for seminarians
and Rev. Rogatian Urassa, the Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
exchanging Christmas ornaments, and planning an Epiphany party.
At their "Getting Ready For Christmas Birthday Party for Jesus"
members of Court Stella Maris #822, Freeport, New York,
presented baby gifts to the Christ Child. These gifts were then
donated to three local charities that assist mothers in need.
The court also collected gifts for their adopted family and cash
donations for the Northport Veterans Hospital. The party, attended
by National Regent Helene Shepard, New York State Regent Mary
Ziesig, and First Vice State Regent Heather Rave, was a lovely time
of food, friends and fellowship. The picture shows the "Blaney
Bunch" (all members of Court Stella Maris) as they prepared the
gifts for distribution. Left to right Administrative Assistant Theresa
Duran, Katie Duran, Executive Director Mary Impellizeri, Cathy
Blaney, and Mary Blaney.
TEXAS COURT DONATES TO
Members of Court St. Rose of Lima #827, Mission, Texas, visited
the Sacred Heart Respite Center in McAllen, which provides
assistance to refugees, and met with Sr. Norma Pimentel, to
whom they presented a donation. In the photo, court officers
Treasurer Adela Ortega, Recording Secretary Rosa Lila Ledesma
and Regent Ana Maria Salinas stand with Sister Norma.
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