Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Who we are

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is a National organization founded by the Knights of Columbus in 1903. Catholic Daughters strives to embrace principles of faith and works through love to promote justice, equality and advancement of human rights, and human dignity for all people. Our projects include helping improve living conditions for low income/poor individuals and families in rural areas, including the collection of household items, clothes, and school supplies, and establishing clinics.

About the St. Monica Court

Good Works

  • The Association for Independent Living (AFIL) – young people are taught life skills for independent living and integration into the community.
  • The Missionaries of Charity – Mother Teresa's Nuns in Oak Cliff is one of our charities.
  • Mass cards are available through our State Court. Proceeds benefit our youth program through scholarships offered to members' children.
  • We sponsor the JCDA, Junior Catholic Daughters, comprised of girls ages 6-18.

Vocations

  • The CDA promotes vocations by financially assisting young seminarians studying for the priesthood.
  • We have a holy hour every first Friday for vocations/pro-life. The first half hour is devoted to vocal prayer, rosary, etc., and the second half is dedicated to private prayer.

Retreats

  • Retreats are available to our members. Retreats occur throughout the Dallas Diocese, and on occasion we venture outside of our boundaries (example: European retreat)

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm in the Family Center Lower Lounge, room 109. For more information, click here to read the latest CDA Newsletter. Contact Kristin Buehler at 214-621-1060 or at .


Coffee, Donuts, and Fellowship

Coffee and Donuts is an adjunct of the Hospitality Committee. Ministries are scheduled to host each of the Masses on Sunday, showcasing their ministry. This program is a great way for Ministries to increase their members. It's also a wonderful way to meet new people in the St. Monica community. Call or email Patti Patak at 214-695-4541 or for details.


Knights of Columbus Council 5656

Click here to access the Knights of Columbus website.

You can also address your questions to Michael Burns at 214-755-3800 or .


Legion of Mary

This group performs spiritual works of mercy including visiting the sick, the elderly, and those in prison. They provide Holy Communion to the homebound, Additionally, they pray for/with and counsel people in front of abortion centers, and they welcome newcomers to the Parish. Contact Mary Lucido 214-351-6934.


The Nigerian Catholic Women Organization

The Nigerian Catholic Women Organization (NCWO) is a religious and charitable women group directed by the National Council of Nigerian Catholic Women Organizations. The organization is registered with the Diocese of Dallas. The Nigerian Community is a parish based group formed to take active participation in the church to foster unity and love among Nigerians within the Diocese. Our meetings are held every other last Sunday of the month. Meeting dates for 2016 calendar year are the last Sundays of February, April, June, August , October and December. For more information, contact Juliette Akagu at or 214-791-4358.


Multicultural Group of St. Monica

Our mission statement is Unity in Diversity.

The Catholic Church is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity and age. These realities must be faced with bold and successful initiatives to welcome a new generation of diverse people into the church. Every diocese in the country is searching for ways to be a more inclusive church. Pope Francis has made this one of his major goals of his Pontificate, to bring about this reality that everyone feels welcomed in the church. We at St. Monica have decided to join in and share this diverse culture which indeed shows up in every facet of the parish. We live at a time when we, like the early church, encounter different languages, races and cultures. Our main aim is to unify the diverse cultures in the parish.

The multicultural group meets every other Wednesday. Meeting dates for 2016 are:

March 2, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 30, 2016
April 13, 2016
April 27, 2016
May 11, 2016

For more information contact Juliette Akagu at 214-791-4358 or or Maria González-Rocha at 214-357-8549, x 7131 or .


SCRIP

St. Monica School sells certificates and gift cards from many different retailers and restaurants, who then give a percentage back to the school. Support St. Monica School by purchasing scrip certificates and gift cards. Contact Jeanne Howell 972-488-8143.


family center greeters

Greeters welcome and direct visitors to their destination in the Family Center.  Greeters work one day a week for 2 to 4 hours.  All adults are invited to join us!  For details contact Lesley Jordan at 214-351-5688 ext. 5261 or .

 


Sponsor Couple Ministry

The sponsor couple ministry works with engaged couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Sponsor Couples are trained to facilitate discussion based on  the FOCCUS compatibility questionnaire. Sponsor Couples must be married at least 5 years before they can undergo training to become a part of this ministry. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor Couple, please contact Mariangela Byrne at 214-357-8549 extension 7132 or .


St. monica Women's ministry

St. Monica Women’s Ministry is an organization for all women of our parish, married or single, with or without children. Our goal is to provide fellowship, friendship and a sense of belonging with in the St. Monica Community. Our main pillars are:

     Social

  • Bunco
  • Book Club – meets once a month
  • Play and Pray for moms with young children  

     Service

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Church Nursery for 11:00 Mass
  • Scholarships for SMS Middle School
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Easter Egg Hunt

Spiritual

  • Speakers
  • Support the church and faith formation  

Contact Sally Goebel for more information 214-674-4992 or or Nicole Grobe at 919-791-8891 or .

 

 


St. Monica Grief Support Ministry

About the Ministry

We are members of the parish, trained as lay group facilitators, to help you heal from your grieving the death of a family member or friend. If you are interested in helping lead this ministry, as a group facilitator, or group coordinator, please contact Maria Juarez-Plank at 214-366-7173 or email at .

Prerequisites to being a group facilitator. Any of the below is recommended and helpful:

  • Attended Ministry of Consolation Training through the Diocese
  • Trained through a similar consolation or grief ministry, or have personal or professional experience relevant with leading grief support groups

About the New Day Support Group Sessions

Are you saddened by the loss of a loved one? If you are working through the natural process of grieving, the St. Monica Grief Support Ministry is here to support you as you move on with your life after the death of a loved one. The ministry uses The New Day Journal 9 step process to help those coping with the loss of a loved one. This program is planned to be offered twice a year. The support group is free, with only the cost of $10.00 for the book used for the workshop. Registration is required to attend.


St. Monica Pro-life ministry

The Pro-Life Ministry of St. Monica seeks to promote a culture of life in our community, with a special emphasis on ending abortion. The ministry prays on behalf of life and works to bring these issues to the attention of the parish. We provide information to our parishioners about different pro-life events, as well as information on available resources. We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm in the McManus Hall JCLC Conference Room. For more information, contact, Elida Munoz at 214-563-4026, or send an email to


St. Monica School Dads' Club

Click here to access the St. Monica School Dads' Club website.

You can also address your questions to Craig Lengyel at 214-460-6998 or at .

Dads’ Club meets on the second Thursday of every month of the school year, except August and March (spring break). Meetings begin at 7pm at the Sparkman Clubhouse. Below are schedules for upcoming meetings and events.

Meetings
Second Thursday of every month

Spaghetti Dinner
TBD

Sweat Equity Days
TBD

Auction & Gala
TBD


St. Monica School PTO

Click HERE to access the PTO website.
 
The PTO believes that its activities should foster a spirit of Christian community among the school, the teachers, the parents, the church and the students, as God desires us to do. As such, we are committed to providing over 25 programs to the school each year, which are carefully coordinated in a close partnership with the school and our over 400 parent and community volunteers. In so doing, we are mindful of our ultimate goal in promoting the spiritual, educational and physical welfare of each and every student at St. Monica Catholic School.
 
Please visit our website for all information concerning meetings, Autumnfest, Christmas Market, and all volunteer opportunities!