After more than a year of Zoom meetings, we were finally able to meet in-person. God is good! It was so much fun being able to see our Purple Sisters. We spent the time in fellowship and prayer as well as looking ahead for 2021-2022 Circle of Love service projects.
Come back and visit our website again soon. We'll be thinking of fun things to do in July and August.
Note to Members: an updated membership directory is now available in the members only section of this website. If you weren't able to attend the June 2nd meeting, check out the June meeting folder. The agenda and materials are available. We're looking to make 2021-2022 a fabulous year so we'd love to hear your ideas on potential new projects. If you have any questions, reach out to any of the Court Officers.
We were so pleased to install, Kristina Ryan, as our newest Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 member. Welcome Sister in Christ!
Treasurer Karen Peterpaul with CDA Texas State 2nd Vice Regent Terrie Vacek.
Congratulations Kaitlynn Glandt! Good luck at Texas Tech University.
Celebrating Terrie Vacek the newly elected CDA Texas State 2nd Vice Regent.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 was awarded First Place for Local Newsletter. Special thanks to our Editor-in-Chief, Terrie Vacek.
Our monthly newsletters are available for members in the Members only section of our website.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 was awarded First Place for Local Court New Website. Special thanks to our Website Committee - Janis Buice, Elaine Burks, Susan Jennings, Kathleen Johnson and Camille Villaver.
So proud of Terrie! Newly elected Texas CDA 2nd Vice Regent.
From our fundraising activities throughout the past several years and in recognition of Court St. Jane de Chantal #2699's 5th Year Anniversary, we are pleased to donate a generous contribution to the St. Anthony's Catholic Church Horizon Campaign. Our donation will go towards the new Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. The chapel will accommodate the large number of weddings, funerals, quinceañeras, and other events at St. Anthony’s — not to mention the normal rotation of Mass and Adoration — this beautiful chapel will house 350 people, drawing all hearts to God in worship and prayer.
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel will also be the permanent home of 27 Saint Relics. One of the largest collections of relics in North America. What an amazing blessing! Every week a Saint is revealed.
We invite you to learn more about Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, the 27 Saint Relics and the Horizon Campaign.
Part 2 - Invite God in.
This may sound like a cliché – Invite God in – but it is required for eternal life. Without God we will not enjoy eternal life. Invite God into all aspects of our lives. To use the title from an old Western movie – invite God into The Good, Bad and Ugly, of our lives. Do not be fearful and hide the shameful parts of our life – as if God does not already know about it. Do not cower away from allowing God to witness your fears. He already understands. Do not think God cannot be bothered by your illness. He awaits to be invited into the suffering.
Sometimes, we may feel like we are stuck in a locked cage with our pain. We pray diligently and faithfully to expel the pain from our cage. Many times, those prayers are answered. Health is restored, relationships healed, fears enlightened. Sometimes the prayers are not answered in the way we wish. What then?
Alternatively, can we pray less for a healing and more for the Healer? God’s plan for your life is much greater than our plan for our life. His plan is eternal, ours is temporary. Maybe that pain, damaged relationship, or fear will not go away. God’s plan for us may have to pass through these difficulties to reach eternal life.
As we sometimes sit in this cage filled with our difficulties, we pray for those troubles to be expelled out of the cage. Obviously, that does not always happen. Some difficulties remain, regardless of how faithful and diligent we are in our prayers. God may have another, better plan for us.
So, what the heck do I do if the difficulties do not go away? Instead of trying to push the difficulties through prayer out of the cage, perhaps there is an alternative. Pray for less of a healing and more of the Healer. Pray Jesus into the cage. Now wait, he is already there with us anyway!
With much eagerness for the Lord,
Get your CDA Court #2699 Cookbook today. An assortment of delicious recipes shared by our members for only $15.00. Makes for a great gift. Proceeds go towards our general fund that supports our many service projects throughout the year.
To purchase a cookbook, contact Kathy Scorsone email@example.com.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 newsletters are available for members in the Members portal.
The monthly newsletters contains lots of information:
Visit the bottom of the National home page for news updates including a message from the National Regent and the National Clergy, SHARE Stories of the Month, Contest Winners, Catholic news around the world and more.
This quarterly newsletter highlights National updates and includes helpful information and articles in addition to messages from the National Regent and National Chaplain.
This publication is a collaboration of updates and stories about Catholic Daughters across the country. It also contains special prayers and helpful articles.
This quarterly newsletter highlights Texas CDA updates and also includes information to assist Local Courts throughout Texas with helpful resources.
This resource keeps us informed about upcoming Texas CDA events.
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
Texas CDA and Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 encourage members to use this valuable resource. EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world, reaching over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. The mission of EWTN is to communicate the teachings and the beauty of the Catholic Church and to help people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy.