The Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA) chapter at the Basilica of Saint Mary is open to girls in grades 6-12. The JCDA’s goal is to promote service and spiritual growth and to foster a greater appreciation of our Catholic faith. The girls participate in Catholic faith-based activities and service projects under the spiritual direction of our pastor and with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Kavanaugh #54.
We will continue to offer meetings with service projects and Holy Hours at the Basilica to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection.
The Junior Catholic Daughters of America is among the many parish activities for the youth!
We ask that if you have not done so already, please register your child with the Youth Apostolate for 2022-23. Please check off “Jr Catholic Daughters of America (Middle School/High School)” to demonstrate your intent in participating the JCDA activities.
If your child was previously registered, please join the email list here to join the email list.
The CDA. are “dedicated to our patroness, the Blessed Mother: our Motto is Unity & Charity; our emblem, the Cross and Crown, symbolizes the reward promised to the faithful. CDA strives to be spirit-filled women who love Christ, His Church, our community, and all humanity.” The members of St. Mary’s JCDA. Court are encouraged to embrace the Threefold Program of Message, Service, and Community and four goals given to them in the state guidelines:
“I promise to be a faithful member of the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, to promote development of myself as a whole person, to promote service to others, and to encourage spiritual growth in our members.”
Many thanks to members of the Basilica’s Junior Catholic Daughters, who recently made 10 baby baskets for families with new babies to be given out to women in need at Tepeyac OB/GYN, a pro-life medical practice, in Fairfax. What a great witness to the Culture of Life!
Contact the apostolate leader Kathryn Doherty by using this form.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
310 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
313 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm