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Catholic Daughters of America

Catholic Daughters
of the Americas

Unity & Charity | Court no. 1643 | Est. 1953

CDA Court no. 1643

Chaplain: Fr. Vic Gournas

Formed in 1903 the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas.  We are a national organization, with 63,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

We provide local spirituality, sharing and activity under the support of a vibrant national organization.  Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.


​Court no. 1643 was established at Infant of Prague in 1953. For 70 years, we have served our parish by hosting women's retreats, sponsoring scholarships, running the Catholic Gift Shop, and serving the community in as many ways as we have had members over the years. Our members are active in the parish and serve in the liturgy, through outreach, and by supporting parish programs.


First Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM

IOP Parish Hall

214 N Marine BLVD

Jacksonville, NC

Cindy Heintz


Barbara Swain

Contact Email:

 Call/Text: 616-322-5299


First Friday of the month at 6:00PM

Outreach Resource Center

327 Mildred Ave

Jacksonville, NC


Jessica Nelis

Email, Call or Text: 


Junior Catholic Daughters

Chaplain: Fr. Vic Gournas

The JCDA is open to girls age 6 to 18. The "Juniors" were founded in 1926. Their goal is to help girls enrich their lives through service to others in their church, community, and the world. The JCDA motto is "Be Useful" with the mandate to "love God, serve others, and live nobly."

IOP's JCDA is a place where friendships are fostered and faith is lived out. Contact us today for more information and to register your daughter!

Junior Catholic Daughters with their Regent and Pastor
Junior Catholic Daughters
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