Our Mission

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.

**Effect February 11th meetings will take place at the
Holy Trinity Parish Corpus Christi Center.

Send any updated contact information to Joan Peterson.


Your State Officers are diligently planning the
54th Biennial State Convention.
To be held at the Radisson Hotel in Coralville IA
Convention opens on May 1st through May 2, 2021.
(This is a condensed version of our Convention)
Stay tuned for more information from your Regent,
first call has been mailed!


NOTE:  The Catholic Daughters of the America State website is temporary down for maintenance, it should be resolved in the next two weeks.  01.09.2021  Thank you for your patience.


Installation of Officers, 2020-2022


Joan Peterson, Teresa Brown, Regent Christina Rosch Proxy Marie Sheeder, Rita Carlson, Leslie Nagel and Joanne Anderson.


#CDA Strong

2020-2022 Officers

Regent:    Christina Rosch
Vice Regent:    Teresa Brown
Recording Secretary:   Leslie Nagel
Financial Secretary:      Joan Peterson
Treasurer:       JoAnn Anderson


Dues:  Dues statements will go out in late June.  Of course, there is no penalty for early payment 🙂  Dues remain at $33 made payable to CDA Court 216.  You can mail your $33 check to me during this transition of officers – Christina Rosch, 1305 8th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA  50501.

If you have any questions at all, please let me know.  Of course, I will keep you advised on all CDA guidelines as I receive them.  Until we meet again, stay safe and well.



Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis
O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

In Unity and Charity,
Regent Christina Rosch
515-571-6855;  rosch@mchsi.com



Spiritual Communion:  My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,  come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.



Court #216 – 2020 Education Contest Winners

Education Contest Winners 2020



Top L-R:  Nora Kate O’Connor 1st Place Computer Art Div. I, Kobe Bacon 1st Place Poetry Div. I, Lilah Reed 1st Place Art Div. I,
Middle L-R:  Abby Huss 1st Place Essay Div. 1, Kara McGonegle 1st Place Essay Div. II,
Bottom L-R:  Maggie Lennon 1st Place Music Div. III and Carol Barber 1st Place Poetry Div. IV.



We are looking forward to the next Membership Drive!
Stay tuned!





Memorial for Deceased Members


Court 216 Presents Honor Quilts on November 14, 2019 to Honor Our Local Veterans

Front Row – Court 216’s Talented Quilters, who graciously gave many hours of their time and significant treasure to present these beautiful honor quilts to our Veterans again this year, from L-R: Kitty Nilles, Dorothy Hughes & Jean Konvalinka.

Back Row Honor Quilt recipients & families are L-R: Sharon Hickey & son/Veteran Pat Hickey, Veteran Ray Rosalez & wife Sharon, Veteran Steve Rehmann & wife Kathy, Lt. Col. Jason Kolacia, wife Jennifer and children.



Welcome Our Newest Members!
The Reception of New Members Mass 
You Could Be In This Photo!  Won’t You Join Us?



Court #216, Proud Members of the 1903 Society Click for Perpetual Members of the 1903 Society form


Co-Webmasters: Mary Brezovan  mary.brezovan@gmail.com
Webmaster Emeritus Rita A. Carlson iowafarmgirl4@hotmail.com

Regent Christina Rosch rosch@mchsi.com

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