Regent Claudia Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
What a wild ride our country has had in the past four months. An uptick of COVID-19 cases, contentious elections, and difficult academic challenges for our students returning to school. Our minds may be distracted by the many challenges which have been forced upon us. But let us remain hopeful in God’s Plan and faithful in God’s Love for us. Allow the Season of Lent to provide us with the richness it has to offer.
As Ash Wednesday quickly approaches, let us focus on the Lenten Practices which allow us to go deeper in our relationships – Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving – the three pillars of our Lenten journey.
We must address the purpose of these three in general. As I have said in the past, everything concerning prayer, scripture, theology, and liturgy helps us to focus on our three basic relationships. The relationship I have with God, the relationship I have with myself, and the relationships I have with others (indeed with all creation). The three Lenten practices encourage us to focus on these three relationships in a specific manner.
The first Lenten practice is prayer – obviously focused on our relationship with the Lord. Together, we have uncovered much concerning prayer over the past year. In order to continue to grow in this relationship, we need to make prayer a priority and set time every day for our personal prayer life.
The second Lenten practice is fasting. This indicates our desire to be less, so God and others can become more in our lives. The lessening of our wants, and the awareness of the needs of everyone else. This, at its essence, is the beginning of humility, the first true step in our spiritual journey. Fasting is the lessening, not the elimination of something. It is not about an absence, but a waning of our desires. We cannot have room for God in our lives if it is completely full of us.
Almsgiving, the third Lenten practice, is the same as charity. Recognizing the needs of those around us and responding with kindness and an open hand. It is not, for example, strictly about giving money to the Church. But about the three T’s – Time, Talent and Treasure. Almsgiving also is not limited to the needs of people, but also to the caring for the gift of creation which God has entrusted to us.
As I hope can be seen, all three of these Lenten practices swirl around the three basic relationships which we must attend to. Let us look to this Lenten journey as a time to focus and strengthen our three basic relationships with an eagerness which will throw off the burdens that many of us face now. Let us not allow the fog of uncertainty we deal with and the many challenges we encounter weaken us and misguide us. Let the journey begin with joy.
Remain strong in 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.
Happy 5th Year Anniversary
October 24th marks Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699's 5th Year Anniversary! We are so blessed. Thank you to all of our members and supporters. Here's to many more years to come.
CDA National Newsletter Winner
Catholic Daughters of the Americans 58th Biennial National Convention announced the 2019-2020 National Newsletter Contest winner. Drum roll, please.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 won 1st Place! A huge thank you to our Newsletter Chair, Terrie Vacek. Congratulations for a job well done! Terrie does an awesome job every month gathering articles, prayers and photos from our Court to put together pages and pages of stories. It takes a village, but a very special thanks goes out to Terrie.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 newsletters are available for members in the Members portal.
The monthly newsletters contains lots of information:
- A message from our Court Regent
- A message from our Court Chaplain
- A message from our District Deputy #8
- Meeting Minutes
- Prayer Intentions
- Circle of Love updates
- National updates
- State updates
- and so much more
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.