Catholic Daughters of the Americas


Welcome to the Pipestone Area Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court Saint John #1371

Established in 1945


Mission Statement

Catholic Daughters of the Americas 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.

My Positive Pledge

Today, I make this commitment to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at all levels, that I will not entertain, speak or listen to negative thoughts regarding the Catholic Daughters of the Americas' leadership, membership or programs. I promise I will only be a positive member from this day forward!



Unity and Charity



Are you a Catholic woman and at least 18 years of age? If so, Catholic Daughters is looking for you.
We want you to be a member of the largest organization of catholic women in America.

The world we live in today is exciting and ever changing. We have many challenges ahead of us.
Catholic Daughters has motivated thousands of women to meet new challenges and respond to the teachings of the faith.

Our motto, "Unity and Charity" inspires us to work together for those less fortunate.

We would be delighted to welcome you into the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Join us and see first hand what joy there is in serving Jesus through Catholic Daughters!

National Projects

  • Disaster Relief
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Holy Cross Family Rosary
  • Smile Train
  • SOAR (Support Our Aging Religious)
  • Other approved Nathional Charities

Minnesota State Projects

  • SOS - Support our MN Seminarians and Seminaries. Members, by prayer, monitary and tangible support; each local court will  adopt a seminarian.

Local Projects 

I.  Veterians' Pancake Breakfast in November

II. Monthly Birthday bag to local Food Shelf

III. Pillow Cleaning

IV. Spiritual Enhancement

Prayer: seek to follow Christ's example to meet the needs of those in need.

  1. Pray Rosary with residences - 2nd & 4th Monday at Good Samaritan @ 2:00 pm
  2. Recite three Hail Mary's each day for the fall of terrorism and  terrorist nations.
  3. Promote Wednesday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  4. Partner in prayer with Tri-Parish Confirmation Students
  5. Angel project with First Communion Candidates

Prayer doesn't hurt, it cost nothing but your time and the rewards are beyond measure.

Be At Peace - Pray For Peace - Work For Peace 

V. Legislation 

  1. Strive for 100% voting among membership
  2. Strive to bring about peace and healing by being informed and involved in global, national, state, and local events and issues

VI. Education/Youth

  1. Provide financial support for youth projects
  2. Sponsor statewide CDA education contests - 1st through 12th grade
  3. Teach youth to make and pray the Rosary

VII. Quality of Life

  1. Make recycling a top priority - Members bring aluminum to Court Meetings. It is sold and used to purchase materials for members to make rosaries to be distributed
  2. Present a monthly program of current events of interest/concern for members and community

VIII. Leadership - Promotion of CDA activities by newsletters, website, publications, and bulletin board

IX. Circle of Love

  1. Provide fellowship at visitation of deceased parishioners
  2. Communicate by cards to various individuals within Tri-Parish
  3. Participate in local Habitat for Humanity projects and White Ribbon Campaign
  4. Inform local organizations about Girls in Jeopardy programs in our Southwestern area






Local Court

St. John 1371


National CDA 


MN State CDA


What do Catholic Daughters do?

  • Be women of witness and vision open to the Holy Spirit
  • Promote the Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Serve the people of their communities by providing food, clothing & support to the underserved
  • Combat the evils of abortion and euthanasia
  • Support Habitat for Humanity
  • Get involved with our legislators to bring change where needed
  • Support priests and seminarians
  • Provide aid to disaster stricken areas
  • Visit the aged and disabled
  • Support youth and pro-life programs
  • Challenge members to be make a difference in church and community


For more information contact:

Elaine Fenicle