Catholic Daughters of the Americas

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”  Catholic lay and religious women of Council Bluffs and Carter Lake, 18 years of age or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities can join Catholic Daughters.  St. Anthony’s court #330 of Council Bluffs was established on October 31, 1920.


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


Unity and Charity


As the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas and founded through the Knights of Columbus Catholic men’s organization, our purpose is to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church.


Local Site:

National Site:


(Back Row L) Jane Grote, Recording Secretary, Layna Beer, Treasurer, Carol Hollenbeck, Vice Regent
(Front Row L) Sharon Orton, Financial Secretary, and Julie Marlow, Regent
(unpictured) Rev. Tom Thakadipuram, Chaplin
(Link to the Officer’s page)

Court Mailing Address:

117 E Orchard Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Regent Email:

District Deputy:

Terri Dynek