June 2023 to December 2023 Releases
Release #34 – Participating in the Circle of Love Contests helps to show other Courts and our Parish Communities how our – Devoted Hardworking CDA Membership have been busy – “Letting their CDA Lights Shine” Download Applications
Release #33– National News
Release #32 –SAVE THE DATE! National JCDA Sweet Retreat, June 9-12, 2024 – Albuquerque, NM
Release #31 – Revised DD Roster- Please ask your Regent for a Copy.
Release #30 – Golden State Tidings Fall Edition
Release #29 – Prayers for Peace in Israel
Release #28 – National Quarterly in English and Spanish and National Fundraiser Information “Trip to The Grand Old Lady
Release #27 -Shirley Ettestad, Past National Director and Past State Regent of Minnesota has gone to her eternal reward.
Release #25 & 25 B Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts the CA CDA Monthly Zoom Rosary will be prayed Thursday the Third Thursday – September 21st at 6:00 pm.
Release #23a – District Deputy Training Central Coast
Release #22 – Updated 2023 CA CDA DD/Regents Roster now available to CDA Members: Local Court Regents have received the directory, please ask your Regent to share the directory with you.
Release #21 – Recently Disbanded Courts
Release #20 – Donations for Maui – Message from National Regent. “I’m asking all State and local courts and also individuals to please consider sending money earmarked for this terrible tragedy to the National Office (in the check memo list Maui fires). I will then send one check from all Catholic Daughters to the Bishop of the diocese of Hawaii.”
Release #17 – National Regent Robe Survey Local Courts and Territorial Courts. Ever Court should take time to fill out this survey so that everyone’s voice will be heard. Robe Committee Recommendations/Article Survey
Release #16 – Monthly Zoom Rosary – Note new time 6 PM
Release #14 – 2023-2025 CA CDA District Deputy / 2022-2024 Updated Regents combined roster is coming soon.
One thing NEW is that this is a single document of DDs and Regents. An update to the regents list will be sent out after the 2024 court elections next spring. Any corrections or updates will be sent via flocknotes
Release #11 – CA District Deputy and Leadership Training Information Remaining August Trainings & ZOOM Make-up Sessions
Release # 10 –IMPORTANT TRAININGS! So. CA District Deputy and Leadership Training Information -Saturday, August 5 at Our Lady of Victory in Compton (see information to RSVP).
Release #9 – CA State Monthly Holy Rosary with Father Erick Villa Thursday, July 13 at 5 PM
Meeting ID: 884 6902 9376 Passcode: CACCDA
Release #8 – State Boards Annual Holiday Opportunity Drawing Opportunity Drawing Tickets
With the State Retreat planned for this spring (May 24-26, 2024), the State Board is having a fundraiser to try to keep the costs down so that more members will be able to attend. Enclosed you will find tickets for the State Boards Annual Holiday Opportunity Drawing. The three (3) prizes to be awarded are $1000, $500, and $250. Tickets are $2 each and $20 per sheet. The State Board would greatly appreciate it if each of our Local Courts could sell at least $100.00 worth of tickets to help with this project.
Release #5 – New State Board Official Letterhead with Officers
Release # 4 – Court Officer Request Lists
Release #3 – Link to Weekend in Visalia Celebration – Photos by Gunnar (Read r\Release for instructions)
It was again a great pleasure and a privilege to capture images of your meeting this weekend in Visalia.The photos can now be reviewed at
Release #2: Reminer 100th Anniversary Mass June 10th! The last day to purchase tickets is June 6th by 12:00 p.m. June 10th Special CDA Mass in Visalia California. No tickets will be sold at the door. No Rooms are available anymore at the Wyndham. During the June 10th Mass CDA’s will bdessing into Mass with Bishop Brennan. CDA Members will NOT be wearing Robes at this Mass. Please wear your Gold or Purple CDA attire proceor any Gold or Purple clothing you may wish. It is June in the Central Valley so please plan accordingly for Summer Temperatures. (See Release #139 for Invitation)
Release #1: CA State Monthly Holy Rosary with Father Erick Villa Thursday, June 8th at 5 PM
Meeting ID: 884 6902 9376 Passcode: CACCDA
2021 to May 2023 Releases
Release #144 – Resolution from CDA Convention Against Gun Violence
Release #143- Caution Advise re: Email Hacks
Release #141 – A Prayer to Serve…He Pointed His Finger At Me
Release #140 – Convention Photos Information and Links
It was a great pleasure and a privilege to capture images of your convention in Pasadena. Gunnar J Kuepper.
Release #137 – Congratulations to all of our 2023 California Education Winners
Release # 136 – CA State Court CDA Monthly Holy Rosary with Father Erick Villa Thursday May, 11 at 5 PM – Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469029376?pwd=NjdEY01uUnQ3eEpneDFlbWV0M21tUT09
Meeting ID: 884 6902 9376 Passcode: CACCDA
Release # 135 – Charity Drawing winners that took place at the 49th Biennial State Convention. At the convention, Maria Garcia-Lopez of the Interfaith Shelter Network gave a wonderful presentation, and we were able to present a check of $10,000. to them because of your generous donations throughout the year.
Release #134 – Congratulations to our Circle of Love Winners
Release # 133 – Congratulations to our New 2023-2025 State Officers
Release #132 – Prayers for Past National Regent Joanne Tomassi,
Release #130: CA State Court CDA Monthly Holy Rosary with Father Erick Villa
Time: Thursday at 5 PM – Zoom
Release #129 – State Officers Slate. Please note the State Treasurer is open so if there are any potential members wanting to run for this office it can happen at the Convention. Please submit the proper paperwork before the Convention begins.
Release #128 – I’m writing to inform you that Ivone de Silveria is no longer the National Secretary Treasurer, effective March 16, 2023. Darlene Maritza has been appointed to fulfill the remainder of the 2022-2024 term of the National Secretary Treasurer.
Release #127 – In just a few weeks, the California State CDA Convention will be April 27 to 30th in beautiful downtown Pasadena. Opening Mass is at St. Andrew. Please join us there for the Opening mass. View our National Quarterly in Spanish.
Release # 126 – California Call to Action- Central Valley Flooding- PLEASE HELP! If you have been watching the news you know that towns in the Central Valley and along the coast are being threatened. Catholic Relief has helped many families so far in need in the Central Valley. A Call to Action is being sent out to help those in need. If your court would like to help those in need, please send check to: Sheri Kanagawa, State CDA Secretary, 2331 W Andrew Lane, Hanford, California 93230. Make sure in the memo, you write Emergency Fund for Flood victims.
Release #123 – Prayers for Past National Regent Joanne Tomassi
Release #121 – Donations to help victims of Syria and Turkey earthquakes. |Anyone who would like to assist can send monies either by check made payable to the Eparchy of Saint Maron and mail to 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or make a donation online by going to stmaron.org/donate…
Release #120 – Youth Chairperson Address
Release #119– Reminder State Rosary – 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm
Release #118 – Prayers for Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell
Release #117 – Convention Delegate Forms & State Dues
Release #114 – Complete your Circle of Love forms and have them postmarked by March 1, 2023, and send them to the State Chairman.
Release #113 – Regent’s Directory edits and reminder State Releases will be released via Flocknotes.
Release #112 – Reminder Call for State Office Nominations (Your Application Package must be sent to the Nominating Committee Chairman and postmarked by February 1st. Mayra Porras, 551 Sawtelle Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 Mayraporras77@gmail.com)
Release #109 – Westin Hotel Registration Link and Information Hotel Registration Online Link You can also call the hotel at, (866)837-4181 and give them the code Catholic Daughters and you will get the 179.00 per night plus tax. Reminder, all Convention forms are found in Release #104 . The link to register online at the Westin is https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1673571882496&key=GRP
(If you can’t pull the link up, you will need to copy and paste the url.)
Release #107 – Information for Westin Hotel Pasadena – See release #104 for other Convention forms.
Release #106 – Call for Nominations for State Officers – Your Application Package must be sent to the Nominating Committee Chairman and postmarked by February 1st. Mayra Porras, 551 Sawtelle Ave, San Diego, CA 92114 Mayraporras77@gmail.com
Release #104 – Reminder CALL TO CONVENTION -Information and Forms Call to Convention Information Form A (Registration and Meals) Form B (Basket Drawings) Form C (Eucharistic Ministers) Form D (Credentials) Hotel Information
Release # 103 – Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI (Rosary Request January 1, 2023)
Release #100 -Call to Convention -The State Board is working on the State Convention to be held April 27 to April 30, 2023, at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena. Call to Convention Information Form A (Registration and Meals) Form B (Basket Drawings) Form C (Eucharistic Ministers) Form D (Credentials) Hotel Information
Release #98 -Rosary Reminder with Chaplain Villa – Every 2nd THURSDAY ‘s at 5:00 pm
Release #97 Christmas & New Year Greeting from CDA State Board
Release #96 – Opportunity Drawing Winners Congratulations!
Release # 91 – Worthy National Regent Updates
Release #87 – Message from National Regent, Emily Guilherme asking for help from all Catholic Daughters, and either send a donation to the State that we can forward to National to get financial help to Florida or get together to pray as a group. READ MESSAGE
Release #86 -CDA State Rosary…Join Us every 2nd Thursday at 5:00 p.m. This week’s rosary will be led by Father Erick.
Release #84 -Keep our CDA Sisters in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in your prayers as they recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona
Release #82 –SAVE THE DATE! 100th Year Celebration 2023 Biennial State Convention. Join us as we celebrate our 100th year Anniversary, which will be the Wednesday before the State Convention, held on April 27-30, 2023 SAVE DATE INVITATION
Release # 81 Worthy State Regent Mary Beasley Update
Release #80a – Corrections to Statewide Regent’s Directory Request
Release #79 Zoom Rosary 2http://catholicdaughterscalifornia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/CDA-State-Alive-in-the-Hive-court-registation-form-North-CA10197.pdfnd Thursday With Chaplain Erick at 5 PM
Release #78 September 2022 Golden State Tidings
Release #77 A REMINDER: Encino Workshop
Release #76 Thank you to CDA District Deputies who have accepted the position of mentoring the following courts in California.
Release #75 Reminders re: September 10th Officer Training in Southern California.
Release #74 National Regent Emily Guilherme Banquet Reminders
Release #73 Congratulations to State Scholarship Winners…. They will each receive $1,500.
Release #72– Last call for reservations for Emily Guilherme’s dinner …extended to August 12th. “Stay Alive in the Hive” training info . Courts please send in your New Officer forms that were due in May! Thank you for your cooperation. Northern California training registration form
Release #71 – A friendly reminder for the invitation for a Mass and Reception for our very own EMILY GUILHERME as she begins her journey as the National Regent Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Please print, forward or mail to all of the members in your court so we can come together in Unity and celebrate on this wonderful day of Thanksgiving in September. RSVP is DUE August 1st.
Release #70 – SAVE THE DATES! Important Training Dates for Southern CA, Northern, CA and Fresno.
Southern CA Invitation Southern CA Registration Form
Northern CA Invitation Northern CA Registration Form
Fresno Invitation Fresno Registration Form
Release #68- SPAM email requests! Mary Beasley has been getting calls asking if I am in need of gift cards for CDA. Please note this is a SCAM, I am not in need of any gift cards.
Release #67 – Invitation for the Mass and Reception for our very own EMILY GUILHERME as she begins her journey as the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas Regent. Please print, forward or mail to all of the members in your court so we can come together in Unity and celebrate on this wonderful day of Thanksgiving in September Information Sheet Registration Form Due by August 1, 2022!
Release #66 -. Have a wonderful time reading the Golden State Tidings. Hope to see everyone at the National Convention in Puerto Rico, National Regent Banquet and/ or Officer’s Training Read Golden State Tidings
Release #65 – Thanks to Rocio Gonzalez, Hospitality Chairman for the 59th Biennial Convention in Puerto Rico, for providing Transportation Information to all convention attendees. Transportation Information
Release # 64 – Sheri Kanagawa, California State CDA Secretary Note: Correct Address
Release #61 – State Opportunity Drawing Winners Announced…Congratulations!
Release #59 – PDFs are attached from one of our national projects, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).Dawn Hawkins, the CEO of NCOSE, is a vibrant young woman who is very knowledgeable about the crimes related to sexual exploitation. Release A, Release B & Release C
Release #58– The Retreat at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center in Three Rivers is almost here. It is only ten days away and we could not be more excited. We are getting ready to release any available rooms, so are excepting last minute reservations through Sunday May 22nd. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lorine Bakowsky as soon as possible. Room Reservation Form
Release #57 – May 10, 2022 Urgent plea from our National Legislative Chairman Eileen Peterson to defeat S4132, the extreme abortion bill. She asks that each of us contact our Congressional Representatives today and ask them to defeat this bill. See Release #56 for more information
Release #56 – CDA Response to Dobbs 9349-1
Release #55 -Save the Date Mass of Thanksgiving and Banquet Dinner for Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Regent Elect, Emily Guilherme, National Regent Mass on September 9, 2022 St. Mel’s in Norco Reception – Double Tree in Ontario. See Flyer
Release #54 – Convention News
Important information on Running for National Office from the Floor and where to find forms for the 59th Biennial Convention. For more information and forms go to www.catholicdaughters.org and Click on Activities, click on Convention 2022
Release #52 -State Opportunity Drawing.
We will be having our CHARITY DRAWING for the Interfaith Shelter Network. All tickets are $2.00 each or buy a full sheet for $20.00 See Interfaith Shelter Information.
Release #51 – Passing of our Worthy CDA CA Treasurer Silvia Soliz’s mother
Remember our CDA California State Treasurer, Sylvia Soliz in your prayers as she has lost her mom, Hildeliza Olague Castillo this week. More information is in the attachment.
Release #50 – New Puerto Rico Convention Hotel.
Hyatt another option for hotel rooms for our 59th Biennial National Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.This hotel is across the street from the Sheraton Hotel and Casino. Hotel Registration Info and Form
Release #43 – Funds to continue to support Ukraine
The California State Court will be sending a monetary gift as a follow-up to the first check sent to Ukraine. If you would like to contribute, mail your check(s) by April 30th, written out to California CDA and put Ukraine in the memo. We will be sending the total funds received out in May.
Release #42– Keep Past State Regent, Rosemarie Thomson in your prayers as she lost her sister Virginia Mary Renna
Release #40 – Easter & Membership Contest
With spring and Easter right around the corner, let’s continue to enjoy this renewed life that Jesus has in store for us through our faith and prayers. We also need to renew life in our Catholic Dauhttp://catholicdaughterscalifornia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CDA-State-Retreat-Registration2022C_Release41.pdfghter Courts, so attached is a membership contest, which will begin April 1st to October 1, 2022. (Flyer attached)
Release #37 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RAFFLES
In California it is unlawful to hold 50/50 raffles as 75 % of the money received needs to go to charity.
Release #34 -Charity Drawing Opportunities Tickets – BONUS for Courts that sell the most tickets!
We will be having our CHARITY DRAWING for the Interfaith Shelter Network. All tickets are $2.00 each or buy a full sheet for $20.00. Information on Interfaith Shelter Network
DOWNLOAD Opportunities Tickets Form
Release #33 – California State Retreat Register Today!
State Spiritual Retreat Friday to Sunday, May 27-29, 2022, Three Rivers, CA
Father Erick and the State Board have an overwhelming experience planned for you filled with Faith, Love and Discovery.
Retreat Application Form
Release #32 Membership Drive
Be the Light of Christ for Others and recruit your friends, family and neighbors to joy your CDA Court. Attached below you will find the information about the contest. The contest runs from August 2020 to June 2022.
Release #31 State Scholarship (Note address change)
Release #31 A – State Scholarship 2022 Application
Just a friendly reminder to start filling out those Circle of Love forms, we want to hear all about the wonderful things each CDA Court is doing.
Release 29 A
Application Form for 2022 California CDA State Scholarship
2022 California CDA State Scholarship Application. Deadline: April 30, 2022.
State Retreat Information May 27-29, 2022
Happy New Year! Newsletter & Website Contest information
Christmas Wishes and December Golden Tidings
Circle of Love Contest Information
Release #24 –
MERRY CHRISTMAS! God Bless You All. California State CDA Board
Thank you to everyone that supported us during our State Fundraiser. I am very excited to inform you of our winners for the California State Holiday Drawing. The drawing took place this past weekend during our State meeting. See Release PDF for winner’s names.
Release # 22
Resignations of Family chairman, Diane Dottore. We wish her all the best. Laura McQuoid from Northern California has taken on the role, Laura belongs to Court Sister Emmanuel Cardinale #2745 in Livermore.
Release_# 21_District Deputy Workshop Training via Zoom
If you were unable to attend the in-person workshops for District Deputies in September or October, we are having a Zoom Makeup Workshop on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:oo p.m. Click the link below to attend.
Topic: DD Make Up Session Time: Nov 17, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 892 8614 8501 Passcode: CACDADD
Release_# 20_Extra Holiday Opportunity Drawing
Your court has a chance to win 2 paid reservations to the State Spiritual Retreat this May 27, 28 & 29 of 2022, Just be the CDA court that sells the most tickets. You still have time to sell, sell & sell. We will be having our Holiday Opportunity Fundraiser. All tickets are $2.00 each or buy a full sheet for $20.00. See Release #18 to download Opportunity Tickets.
Release #18 – Holiday Opportunity Fundraiser! Tickets are $2.00 each or buy a full sheet for $20.00. 1st Place- $1,000, 2nd Place- $500, 3rd Place- $250.
Release #17 – Join us Oct. 23…Santa Sophia is inviting all California Courts to the Gold Robing Ceremony that will take place in October down in beautiful San Diego County.
Release-14_September -Winners of the 2021 California State scholarship contest.
2019 – 2020 Releases
Release #60 is an important message from our National Regent Olga Samaniego. Release #61 is cancelling the Officer’s Training, so please make sure that you forward this info to your Officers. Release #62 is Save the Date for the 2021 State Convention.
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Release 11 – Intentionally Left Blank
Release 7a Flyer below for Marian Procession