Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
Court Our Lady of Wisdom, # 2392

The CDA Motto is: "In Unity and Charity"


We welcome all Catholic Women!

Court Our Lady of Wisdom, # 2392 of St. John Vianney was instituted in May 1994 at the CDA California State Convention.  A warm welcome is extended to all Catholic women interested in joining CDA at St. John Vianney parish. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 7:00 pm in the Southwest room of the Dwyer Parish Hall.

To become a Catholic Daughter, a woman must be at least 18 years old and Catholic. Attend a meeting or two to hear about the service and charity that this ministry provides. 

For more information, please call: Regent, Diane McDonald (916) 316-5625 or email:

Who Are The Catholic Daughters of the Americas?

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is the largest and oldest organization of Catholic Women in the world with membership of approximately 114,000. Organizations are formed in the United States, Guam, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Saipan, The Virgin Island and Puerto Rico.

The organization was formed in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus and has its national office in New York. The Catholic Daughters is the largest affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW).

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See. This organization has programs and activities, which take in a vast scope of work in many fields, beginning at the Parish level and extending to all concern of today's Church and Society. Catholic Daughter women donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Deeply spiritual, together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world.

Mission Statement

Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the pricipal of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

What We Do

Community Service:  
(Direct Monetary Donations)

    Prevention of Child Abuse

    Mary House (homeless women)

    Rancho Cordova Food Locker

    St. John Vianney School

    St. John Vianney Youth Group

    Learning Express (Folsom/Cordova School District)

Services to the Parish:

    German Food Booth at Parish Festival

    CDA Education Contest

    Funeral Luncheon Program

    Father’s Day Brunch

    Lenten Soup Meal

    Holiday Craft Fair

    Rosary for the Military

St. John Vianney Funeral Luncheon Program

Court of Our Lady of Wisdom established a Funeral Luncheon Program for Members of SJV Parish in 1994.
The program is non profit and run completely on donations. All work is done by CDA members and a few other parishioners volunteering their time and talents.

Program Coordinator: Alberta Pfaff, along with the assistance of a few dedicated CDA members and rotating volunteers, provides a beautiful luncheon arrangement for families.

For more information on this program or to volunteer to assist with the program contact Alberta at: 916-361-9223

Organizations that CDA contributes to:

Habitat for Humanity - helping people build their own homes by donating money and work hours.

Catholic Relief Services-a program that provides the means for people to support themselves and their families.

Morality in the Media-visible signs (white ribbon campaign) and financial support for achieving a cleaner media environment.

Project Handclasp-donates supplies and clothing transported via U.S. Navy ships to depressed countries.

Apostleship of the Sea-provides Spiritual and material services (gifts and treats) to foreign seamen at port locations in the United States.

Ronald McDonald House - Assist in fundraising to provide housing for families of hospitalized Children.

Contact Us

Alberta Pfaff, Regent
(916) 361-9223

Sandra Christiansen, Vice Regent

(916) 852-6288