Court 1768 Officers

About Us

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court 1768‚Äč

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Founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York, Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) has grown into the largest national organization of Catholic women in the United States and Central America. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, its members are united by their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to the Church and the Holy See. Our CDA emblem is the cross and the crown which symbolize the reward promised to the faithful.

The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religious, charitable, and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.

CDA welcomes all Catholic women, lay and religious, 18 or older who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities.


Cedar Rapids CDA Court #1768 is made up of women from all the Cedar Rapids/Marion metro Catholic Churches. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church unless otherwise noted (except during the months of January, July and August). The doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments, and the meeting starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. You do not have to be a member to attend. Please join us at our next meeting.

Saint Therese, The Little Flower

Court 1768 Patroness

Saint Therese, The Little Flower

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus is a Doctor of the Church.


National Patroness

Our Blessed Mother Mary

The mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and our heavenly mother.