Catholic Daughters of the Americas hold installation of court officers
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
Last Saturday, the Epiphany Catholic Church in Watford City held an installation of court officers for the institution of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas’ Court Our Lady of Grace #2769.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is a national organization that was founded over 100 years ago in New York and has expanded ever since. The CDA’s main aim focuses on unity and charity as it seeks to preserve its faith and patriotism, along with the spiritual and intellectual development of Catholic women.
“This is a one-time thing. There hasn’t been a court in Watford City,” says Chris Nelson, Epiphany Catholic Church main regent member.
When Nelson recently attended a rosary the day before a funeral was held for the mother of Father Brian Gross of the Epiphany Catholic Church, Nelson says a visit from another CDA parish made her realize there was something missing from Epiphany Catholic Church.
“I thought, well who are those ladies,” says Nelson.
As Nelson cultivated the idea of forming such an organization within her Catholic congregation in Watford City, Nelson says she wanted to choose a name that honored Father Brian Gross’ late mother, Laura Gross.