CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CD of A) Court 965 at St. Joseph Church recently celebrated their 80th anniversary. Three keys to the success of the CD of A are faith, enthusiasm and service to God. Their patroness is Mary, the Immaculate Conception and the mottos is "Unity and Charity." New members are always welcome. Catholic lay and religious women in good standing in the church, 18 years or older, are eligible for and entitled to membership in the order. Monthly meetings are held from September to May.
Instituted in 1953, the St. Joseph Christian Mothers have been an active and visible lifeforce in the parish, instilling Christian values in the home relating both family and Church. They are active in parish functions when services are needed and raise monies to hoep those areas of our parish in need. We are governed by four oficers and board members with the pastor serving as moderator and the pastoral associate as liaison. The patroness is the Mother of Sorrows. The Christian Mothers also have a "prayer circle" as a way of remembering those in need of prayer. Members meet the third Wednesday of each month, September through May and membership is open to any woman of the parish.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men. One of the primary missions of the Knights of Columbus is to support local charities. The Knights are a familiar sight around town during the annual Tootsie Roll drive, which raises funds for charities that support the mentally challenged and hanicapped. The Knights also support other fundraising drives to aid local parishes and charities. The Knights of Columbus promot family values by providing numerous activites throughout the year in which the entire family can participate. Additionally, the organization provides an opporunity to ensure that a borther Knight and his family is provided for at the time of his death. The Council home is located at 518 Thorn Run Road and members meet the first Thursday of each month. For more information, please contact Steve Bonidie at [email protected].
ST. ANTHONY CONGREGA
St. Anthony Congrega is an organization that has a long history int he parish. It has been in existence for 51 years. This group of over 100 parishioners honors St. Anthony annually on his feast day, June 13, with Mass, blessing and distribution of bread, a social and an annual meeting.