St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Catholic Daughters of the Americas


Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their devotion to the church and the Holy See. Members in 45 states and 1,250 courts--including Court Aquinas #2266 in this parish--donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive to "be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness."

Catholic Daughters 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 wrote of the necessity of "feminine genius" in today's world. CDA programs concern today's church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children.

The Court has sponsored "Shroud Encounter," a presentation on the Shroud of Turin, and coordinated the visit of the world famous International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to our parish. CDA encourages devotion to the rosary through recitations before weekend Masses, as well as devotion to the Divine Mercy via a novena leading to the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration the week after Easter. CDA members participate in almost every ministry in our parish, fighting for a culture that respects life from conception to natural death. 

Formed in 1903 the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas.  We are a national organization, with 63,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
We provide local spirituality, sharing and activity under the support of a vibrant national organization.  Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They 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.

A member must be a woman 18 years or older and a practicing Catholic.




Our Motto is “Unity and Charity.” 

Court Aquinas #2266 meets on the first Saturday morning of each month after the 8:00 am Mass in the Aquinas center, with no meeting in December, the month that Easter falls on, and one month in the summer. Our elected officers for Court Aquinas for the two year term of 2022-2024 are from left to right:

Recording Secretary-Marie Niccolai-JonesTreasurer-Elaine Herff, Vice Regent-Nerina LyonsRegent-Terry AlvaradoFinancial Secretary-Gloria Vital

MEETINGS:  First Saturday of the month in Aquinas Center Room C following 8:00 a.m. Mass. Light breakfast and optional rosary precedes business meeting. Visitors welcome. Contact Regent Terry Alvarado, [email protected]