Greetings Arizona Catholic Daughters! We the state officers, Lorrie, Lynn, Carolyn, Jackie and Diana want to extend our very best wishes to all of you. We ask The Lord’s blessings upon you. We have the goal and aim of working to connect all of us to each other. In order to do this, a data base has been set up to communicate with all of you. Through this means of communication you can submit prayer requests, announce events you are holding, etc. But, most importantly you will receive a Daily Spirituality Message. Madeline Marcoux, Immediate Past Regent of Court #2677, Surprise is our newly appointed Communications and Public Relations Director. We sincerely hope and pray you will take advantage of all that she has to offer and heed state messages. Madeline Marcoux is also the current editor of our Quarterly State Newsletter. Yet another means of communication is our new State Website. The web address is: Every member will now be able to read the state newsletter on the website. Click on the SPOTLIGHT link to read who the Spotlight is on: We first featured our Woman of the Year. After this, we will feature a different court each month or so. You can read and learn what other courts are doing to live up to our two chief programs, Circle of Love and Spirituality. Unfortunately, there are over 200 members who either do not have email or a phone listed in our state roster. We are working out the details to include them. Until we do, we ask you to communicate to those ladies, so no one is left out. Finally, let’s make this the year we all realize what this biblical verse from Jesus means to each one of us: “You did not choose Me, I chose you.”

Saludos Arizona Hijas Católicas! Nosotros, los oficiales estatales, Lorrie, Lynn, Carolyn, Jackie y Diana queremos expresar nuestros mejores deseos a todos ustedes. Pedimos las bendiciones del Señor sobre ti. Tenemos el objetivo y el objetivo de trabajar para conectarnos a todos. Para ello, se ha creado una base de datos para comunicarse con todos ustedes. A través de este medio de comunicación puedes enviar peticiones de oración, anunciar eventos que estés celebrando, etc. Pero, lo más importante es que recibirás un Mensaje Diario de Espiritualidad. Madeline Marcoux, regente inmediata de court #2677, Surprise es nuestra recién nombrada Directora de Comunicaciones y Relaciones Públicas. Esperamos sinceramente y oramos para que aproveche todo lo que ella tiene para ofrecer y mente los mensajes del estado. Otro medio de comunicación es nuestro Boletín Trimestral del Estado, publicado por Lynn Wilson,1st Vice Regente del Estado #2651 Casa Grande. Otro medio de comunicación es nuestro nuevo sitio web estatal. La dirección web es: Cada miembro ahora podrá leer el boletín estatal en el sitio web. Haga clic en el enlace de SPOTLIGHT para leer en quién se encuentra Spotlight: Presentamos por primera vez a nuestra Mujer del Año. Después de esto, presentaremos una corte diferente cada mes más o menos. Usted puede leer y aprender lo que son otras cortes haciendo para estar a la altura de nuestros dos programas principales, Círculo de Amor y Espiritualidad. Desafortunadamente, hay más de 200 miembros que no tienen correo electrónico o un teléfono que aparece en nuestra lista estatal. Estamos elaborando los detalles para incluirlos. Hasta que lo hagamos, le pedimos que se comunique con esas damas, para que nadie se quede fuera. Finalmente, hagamos de este el año en que todos nos demos cuenta de lo que este versículo bíblico de Jesús significa para cada uno denosotros: "Tú no me elegiste a mí, yo te elegí a ti".

Congratulations to the ladies of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Court #2634 and their chaplain Fr. Madhu George.

The ladies of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Court #2634 and their chaplain Fr. Madhu George were outstanding examples of the core values of CDA at today's 10am mass & installation of officers.

As many people in Arizona are aware, the Telegraph and Mescal fires are surrounding the community where St. Gianna Beretta Molla Court meets. Last Sunday (6/6/2021) the first round of evacuations from Miami AZ occurred. On Monday (6/7/21) the surrounding areas of Claypool, Midland City, and the canyon country south of the Globe Community Center were evacuated.

Sounds pretty normal for the Arizona summer, right?

For the ladies of St. Gianna Beretta Molla it means that almost all of them were evacuated for the fires ... including ALL of the officers being installed at today's mass AND the district deputy.

Not only were we all living out of suitcases and sleeping with one eye open all week - but 4 of the 5 ways in/out of town were closed to civilian traffic so our CDA robes were on the other side of the Telegraph Fire AND more than 80 miles away.

These ladies and their Chaplain, however, rose to the occasion. Thursday night's regular meeting had a Zoom option for the ladies who were displaced or unable to travel to the church hall in person. And between 3pm yesterday when the evacuation orders were slightly reduced to "SET" status, this morning's mass had twelve ladies who were able to pull white dresses from the chaos of displacement/evacuation.

So while this photo looks a little rough beacuse we're in borrowed robes and barely unpacked from evacuation, these amazing salt-of-the-earth ladies came through fire and hell to be there today.

We are especially grateful for the presence of members who weren't able to rustle up their white dresses, but still made it to mass and to the people of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parish in Miami AZ

Regent: Meg Pierce

Vice-Regent: Terri Griego

Treasurer: Christine Dzera

Financial Secretary: Cheryl Long

Recording Secretary: Mary Stemm

District Deputy: Maryn Belling

Not pictured: Chaplain Fr. Madhu George

The Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and threatens unborn life. Tell Senators to oppose it

Use the following site to send an email message.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act, which is coming up for a vote in the Senate soon, in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith. The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.

President Biden’s budget proposes forcing taxpayers to fund abortions on demand

Last Friday, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget in which he proposes to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and some related pro-life provisions. Calling for elimination of Hyde in a president’s budget is unprecedented.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued a statement expressing deep concerns, saying:

“I call on all government leaders to work toward a budget that truly builds up the common good of all. This should include the many proposals in the President’s budget submission that seek to protect vulnerable people. And it must also preserve the Hyde Amendment and related provisions which have protected millions of unborn babies, and mothers in difficult circumstances, from the tragedy of abortion.”

Archbishop Naumann’s full statement can be read here.

Without the Hyde Amendment and related policies, billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world.

Don’t let our government make you pay for the taking of innocent human life.

Contact the President and express your strong disagreement with his decision to force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand. At the same time, tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment and related policies and to oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding of abortion.

To learn more, click here and here.

The 31st Biennial Arizona CDA State Convention was held April 23-25, 2021 in Tucson.

Tithes were given by Catholic Daughters at the two masses that were celebrated at the convention.

The Diocese of Phoenix and Tucson Vocations Offices will each receive $250.00 in support of vocations.

Congratulations to Court Santa Cruz #1341, Nogales for winning the $300 raffle prize.

State Newsletter coming soon.