Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, otherwise known as JCDA, is a unique organization that is exclusively for Catholic girls, ages 6 through 18. Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is our Patroness.
The JCDA Program is based on four objectives:
The JCDA members accept, act, and live the Christian message, in service to God through others in a variety of activities. The areas of involvement include Message, Service, and Community.
JCDA/Court Marion is based out of St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel; however, qualifying girls from surrounding parishes are welcome to join JCDA/Court Marion. Each member is given a blue sash and earns project and activity pins to attach to her sash. Court activities include regular meetings; furthering religious education; involvement in Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy projects, such as the annual May Crowning, Adopt-a-Seminarian program, baby shower for the Fr. Taaffe Foundation, and nursing home assistance; scholarships; fundraisers. Court Marion also participates in State JCDA activities, including the State JCDA Conventions and State JCDA Fun Days.
Meeting Dates: Girls, age 6 Years through 8th Grade, meet on the 2nd Fridays of September through May, from 3-4:15 PM. High School girls meet on the 1st Sundays of October through May, after the 10 AM Mass.
For more information, contact Marietta Schindler, (503) 845-6141
St Mary Parish - A Roman Catholic Parish with a Benedictine Tradition since 1881 575 E. College Street, Mt. Angel, OR 97362 Office: 503-845-2296 Faith Formation: 503 845 4282 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm