Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA), our youth program for girls ages 6 to 18 was founded in 1925. The Juniorettes, also known as the "Jetts" are ages 6 to 10. The Juniors are ages 11 to 18.
The JCDA motto is "Be Useful" with the mandate to "love God, serve others, and live nobly." JCDA's basic goals are:
JCDA offers Catholic girls a great opportunity to engage themselves in spiritual growth, leadership and service while they remain under the protective umbrella of our Catholic faith.
Our mentorship helps deepen JCDA's relationship with God, the Church and community. We empower them with leadership skills as they are the future of CDA, our Church and society.
Court St. Jane Frances de Chantal #2699 JCDA at St. Anthony of Padua meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm. Our meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom.
To join JCDA Court #2699 or for more information, contact Youth/JCDA Chair, Lory Barnhill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her. Luke 1:45
March 2020 to June 2020 Gift of the Holy Spirit
September 2020 to January 2021 one of Old Testament prophets
Each month the JCDA members prepared information and incorporated scripture passages, pictures, and a prayer in a PowerPoint presentation to reinforce the learning in our virtual meetings. Since we have been unable to meet in person at this time, we got creative with our virtual meetings. We had a fun quizzes or played jeopardy games to reinforce the learnings from the monthly topics.
JCDA members also attend church sponsored retreat for middle schoolers.
JCDA members volunteer at the St. Anthony's Bread Food Pantry by sorting and distributing food throughout the year. Each volunteer day ranges from 1 hour to 5 hours.
2019 - Current
JCDA members is sponsoring a child from El Salvador via Unbound. “Brittany” is an 11 year old child that writes letters and tells us about her life in El Salvador. We take turns among our JCDA officers to write back and share some of the aspects of life in Texas. This helps the girls begin to understand the similarities and differences of a girls life in completely different countries.
2019 - 2020
JCDA members made prayer blankets for our Church Prayer Ministry that are provided to those that are sick.
May 2020 and October 2020
JCDA members volunteered their time at The Forum, a senior living center that provides independent as well as assisted living. One of last projects we were able to do in person was call the bingo game and provide prizes. The JCDA members made various artwork for The Forum in May 2020 as well as made goodie bags during October 2020.
JCDA members attended a Veteran Day celebration and provided items for care packages for military.
JCDA Court decorated food bags and collected boxes for Thanksgiving project for the Saint
Anthony Bread Food Pantry.
JCDA members made gift baskets for 11 of our Priests and Deacons that were filled with Christmas Cheer and goodies.
Deadline: April 1, 2021 *CLOSED*
Deadline: April 1, 2021 *CLOSED*
Deadline: February 1, 2021 *CLOSED*
Deadline: January 31, 2021 *CLOSED*
Come back and visit Summer or Fall 2021 to apply for the 2022 Scholarship.
Deadline: May 1, 2021 *CLOSED*