Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court Juan Diego #2277


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.

About Us

Founded: May 5, 1985 with 37 charter members
Patroness:  The Blessed Mother
Motto: Unity and Charity
Emblem: Cross and Crown, symbolizes the reward promised to the faithful



Court Officers 2018-2020


Dora Merino-Gonzalez

Vice Regent

Linda Guartuche

Recording Secretary

Raquel Rodriguez

Financial Secretary 

Elizabeth Martinez


Lori Garcia

Interesting Facts

  •  One of the largest national organizations of Catholic women in the world dedicated to strengthening their spiritual life through Christ and His Church
  • Founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York
  • The CDA was formed over 100 years ago and today numbers 75,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 courts in 45 states across the county, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
  • Catholic lay and religious women, 18 years or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities, are welcome.

If you feel called to this parish organization and are a woman looking for a ministry that can enrich your life, please contact Dora Merino-Gonzalez.

Contact Information

Dora Merino-Gonzalez, Court Regent 
Phone: (361) 882-3245



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