CDA Meeting - 5/8/2023

May 9, 2023

Below is a rundown of our May 8, 2023, CDA meeting.

  • Refreshments were provided by Mrs. Kathy Cox and Mrs. Rosa Maynard.
  • Prayer petitions page was updated.  Mrs. Betty Rogers has been added to the list.  She has a swollen lymph node.  Please pray for her.  Mrs. Mary Reaux is recovering from a broken wrist and broken jaw.  Suzette Menard advised about Mrs. Gladys Menard.
  • One rosary was said at a funeral on Friday.  CDA Members: Rosa Maynard, Mary Reaux, Bonnie Viator, and Denise Mestayer were present.
  • The Pro-Life rosary was completed on May 6 at everyone's home due to weather.  
  • Empathy report: 2 Birthday cards and 2 sympathy cards
  • Spirituality: Mrs. Suzette Menard spoke about Mother Mary, St. Joseph the Worker, Feasts Days, and a Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  
    Book: The Secret of the Rosary    
  • Throughout the meeting Regent Paula Foret asked questions about CDA.  The winners received a plant.

  • Old Business:
  • National Guard Family Day was held on April 23rd. 29 cakes were donated (8-10 large ones). Several CDA members donated to this event.
  • Financial Review was held on April 17th.  The records were in order.  Thanks to all that helped.

  • New Business:
  • Coffee and Donut event to be held this Sunday, May 14th after the 9 a.m. mass.  Discussion about what we will purchase.
  • Prayer cards for Mother's Day mass.  Two Catholic Daughters at every mass.  Please sign up to be a person to hand out cards at the mass.
  • On May 14th, CDA will present Father Savoie with a $1,000 check after 9 a.m. mass.
  • CDA was asked to donate cookies to the Stuebenville Retreat for youth on May 28th.  All cookies would need to be dropped off on May 28th between
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Mrs. Denise Mestayer also made a motion to donate to this event.  Mrs. Denise Girouard made a motion to donate $500.00.  Mrs. Mary Reaux made a motion to donate $600.00.  A vote was cast.  CDA members will be donating $500 towards this event.

  • Other Business:
  • Recruitment idea: A full page / half page announcement to be placed in the bulletin. (last week in July)
  • Prayer breakfast: We need a chair person(s).  We voted to have a prayer breakfast in August.  If you would like to assist with this breakfast, please contact Regent Paula Foret.  Denise Mestayer volunteered to chair this event.
  • Convention: They were celebrating 100 years.  Regent Paula Foret gave an update about the convention.
  • Several members gave updates.
  •  Recent CDA donation - Earline Viator
  •  Prayer blankets - Kathy Cox (donate to shut ins - Sandra)
  •  Display of religious items from Mrs. Enella.

We would love for you to attend our next meeting.

Our next CDA meeting will be held on Monday, August 14th, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Our meeting location is the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Life Center, 1303 St. Jude Avenue in New Iberia, LA.

Jeri Mestayer

Catholic Daughter Member since 2011 I have been a CDA Treasurer, CDA Recording Secretary, and CDA Vice Regent. I create the newsletters, edit the Facebook page, and edit the website.