Mission Statement

Taken from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas: The purposes of the organization are 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 God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.

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


Our Patroness
Mary, Mother of God

The Virgin Mary Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with you
Blessed are you, amoung women
And blessed is the fruit
of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at
the hour of our death,
Amen.

"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary.
Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart.
And to more surely obtain the assistance of her prayer,
neglect not to walk in her footsteps!"
St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Motto

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas motto is "Charity and Unity."

Founded over 100 years ago, in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest Catholic organizations for women today.

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About Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)

Catholic Daughters of the Americas provides its members with updated programs to serve the current needs of church and country.

The programs cover a vast scope of activities beginning at the parish level and expanding into all concerns of today's church and society.

Regular meetings of the local courts are held once a month, with a minimum of 10 meetings a year.

We encourage all Catholic women 18 years and older to join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas to share their responsibility.

On the National Level, if you have an interest in forming a Court and/or obtaining more information, visit Catholic Daughters of the Americas Who / Why / What page.


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Contact National CDA

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Home Page

Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Office
10 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
212-877-3041
E-mail: CDofANatl@aol.com

National Executive Director
Peggy O'Brien 212-877-3041
E-mail: CDofANatl@aol.com

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Home Court
Prince Gallitzin Court #2625
2009 – Charter Members

The institution of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Prince Gallitzin Court #2625, took place at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, at the 5:30 PM Mass, on Saturday, August 22, 2009, on the day of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Patroness.

Prince Gallitzin Court #2625 Charter Members

The Lord God called and Abraham answered: 'Here I am!' Genesis 22:1

Seated: Nancy Collins, Treasurer; Dianne Hite, Vice Regent; Judy Wood, Regent; Father Timothy Grimme, Chaplin; Jennifer Brezler, Financial Secretary; Marian Airhart, Secretary
Center: Darlene Crum, Julia Scarfone; Sally Lockard; Victoria Montanaro; Beth Sanders; Diana Macharola; Regina Friedenberger; Jenn Hofer; Annette Ajay
Back: Karen Castagnola; Mary Kowalski; Jennifer Crum; Theresa DeAngelis; Donna Daley; Patricia Fromknecht; Mary Stoy
Absent: E. Rae Kapfhammer

We welcome any ladies, ages 18 and over, interested in furthering their spiritual and social life in our community to come and join us on the second Monday of the month. Please, refer to the Meeting Dates and Times or Contact Us sections for more information.

Newly Installed 2012-2014 Officers
June 18, 2012

♥ Regent: Carol Galioto

♥ Vice Regent: Karen Watt

♥ Recording Secretary: Jenn Adams

♥ Financial Secretary: Marian Airhart

♥ Treasurer: Theresa DeAngelis

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State Court

Our State Court's Website has been redesigned and has a new address! Please, stop by and visit!

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Mother Court
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Court #1755

In 2007 Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Court #1755 celebrated its 50th anniversary at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Duncansville, with a Mass celebrated by Father John Slovikovski, pastor, assisted by Deacon Dan O’Dowd. Concelebrants were Monsignor Roy F. Kline and Father Anthony J. Legarski. From the Catholic Register, but 2007 is no longer online.

We are grateful to have such experience guide us along our journey, as we serve the people of God, near and far. Thank you, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Court #1755, for making the time and having the endless energy in guiding us along our journey.

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Our Patron ~ Servant of God ~ Prince Demetrius Gallitzin
"Apostle of the Alleghenies"

Prince Gallitzin was born December 22, 1770 at The Hague and died in Loretto, Pennsylvania on May 6, 1840. His life is one of service to God and His people. It is written that Prince Gallitzin was the first priest to receive all of his orders in preparation for the priesthood in the United States. Today, the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has taken steps toward the Canonization of Prince Gallitzin.

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Circle of Love

The Circle of Love is a National Program, focusing on: Leadership; Spiritual Enhancement; Quality of Life; Youth/JCDA (Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas); Education; Legislation; and Charitable Projects.

Our Local Court's Circle of Love is just beginning and already, we have contributed our time to children and have made contributions to children in our community with special needs, made contributions to those less fortunate, and have toured our Local Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Altoona Parishes

Our group of active members are from all over the Altoona area, including: The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Saint Therese the Child of Jesus, Saint Mary's - Altoona, and Saint Rose of Lima.

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Meeting Schedule

Membership Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, in the Saint Rose of Lima Social Hall, 5519 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, PA, beginning with a social at 6:30 PM, with the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, come in and be welcome ... join us at any of our scheduled meetings!

No Meeting in January
No Meeting in February
March 10, 2014
April 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 14, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 10, 2014
December 8, 2014
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Cash Card Rebate Program

An Easy and Profitable Fundraiser!

♥ May 2, 2010, after a few planning and preparation months, our Court placed its first Cash Card Rebate Program order!

♥ At our monthly meeting, you can purchase cash (gift) cards for the items we stock: Giant Eagle ($25 or $100), Martin’s / Giant Foods ($25 or $100), Weis Markets ($25 or $100), Sheetz ($25), Hoss’s/Marzoni’s ($10, $25, or $100), Rite Aid ($25), and Walmart ($25.)

♥ You can also submit a paid Order Form order, for items we do not stock, twice a month. Orders must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday (see Order Form for mailing address); we will call you to make arrangements for pick up or delivery.

♥ Please note, per GLSC, "Lands' End® has made a change to the Terms and Conditions on their gift cards and ScripNow® eCards, and they will no longer be accepted at Sears® and Kmart® locations. The Terms and Conditions listed on any Lands' End gift cards or eCards you already have will still be honored."

"Physical gift cards filled in GLSC orders after 4/4/2014 and ScripNow eCards delivered after 4/13/2014 will have the updated Terms and Conditions*, and can only be redeemed at Lands' End consumer catalogs or online at: www.landsend.com. Sears and Kmart gift cards and ScripNow eCards will still be available with a 4% rebate."

We encourage everyone to purchase gift cards on a regular basis!

It's easy ... It's profitable ... It's doable!

♥ We only accept checks or money orders made payable to: CDA #2625 Cash Cards, from patrons who have a completed Participation Agreement on file. Cash is not accepted.

♥ If this is your first time purchasing, please remember to include your completed Participation Agreement (form below). This Program can benefit these Catholic Daughters of the Americas Courts: Prince Gallitzin #2625; Joan of Arc #716; Seven Dolars #2645; and, the PA State Court!

♥ If your Court isn't listed above and they would like to be added to our list of beneficiaries or if your Court would like to learn how operate its own Program, let us know. We'd be happy add your Court or show you how your Court can do it themselves!

♥ Visit Great Lakes Scrip Center for current participating retailers, current values, rebates, bonus rebates, and guidelines.


Cash Card Rebate Program Forms

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Effective Beginning March 1, 2014: 2014 Participation Agreement

Updated March 29, 2014: Order Form

Dairy Queen $10.00 Cards with a 3% Rebate were added to the updated Order Form.

Lands' End is NO LONGER accepted at Sears or Kmart. Please order Sears or Kmart if you wish to make any purchases at those stores and Lands' End to purchase through their consumer catalogs or online at landsend.com.

View Cash Card Schedule

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Cash Card Schedule

*Updated: April 1, 2014 — 08:22 AM

Orders must be received by 5:00 PM
on the Monday's shown below
unless otherwise noted:

Month
Date
March 3, 17, 31
April 14, 28
May 12, Saturday 5/24
June 9, 23
July 7, 21
August 4, 18
September Saturday 8/30, 15, 29
October Saturday 10/11, 27
November Saturday 11/8*, 17
December 1, 8, 15

View Cash Card Forms


Join Prince Gallitzin Court #2625
Contact Us Locally

If you are interested in joining Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Prince Gallitzin Court #2625, or have any questions, please contact:

Carol Galioto, Regent
400 E. Hudson Avenue
Altoona PA 16602
814-946-3769

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