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Circle of Love

The image above is symbolic of our CIRCLE OF LOVE program. By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point of the center and bound together by the common interest. The seven point program of the CIRCLE OF LOVE is bound together by the common interest- LOVE.

The small heart in the center is taken from the logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program. By utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love, a smooth transition occurs.

The Cross and Crown in the center of the heart is the national symbol of the Order- the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

The seven points selected indicate the needs of the Church and community best served by the Catholic Daughters. The program itemizes these needs with suggestions on how Catholic Daughters can effectively serve. Please click on the heart above each individual point to learn more about it.

The “CIRCLE OF LOVE’ program portions of this Web site are gathered to assist Catholic Daughters in working with the Church and community. We are indeed very aware of the needs in society that are deeply affecting today’s generation, the elderly, and human life. To be effective in promoting good works, we must reach out and make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, whether it be through their own fault or the circumstances in which they find themselves. If we are to be “Jesus hands and feet” as is pledged in the Act of Consecration during the Installation Ceremony, then we must use the talents He gave us, become educated in new fields, volunteer our services and financial assistance where needed.

Local Courts are asked to select those portions of the programs that their members feel comfortable working on in their area. If many projects are selected, the task can become burdensome and little is accomplished. Members need to experience fulfillment when the projects are completed. This can happen when courts are selective in choosing court programs.

Many persons were involved in the formation of “Circle of Love”. The National Board, members of the National Office and State Officers all had a part in the final adaptation. Thanks goes to each one of them.

Local Projects

Fall Food Collection
Cereal and other food items were collected by members and delivered to Our Savior Lutheran Food Pantry as part of our Fall Food Event in conjunction with the October 22nd Make a Difference Day. We also sent a check for $50 to Iowa Catholic Daughters for disbursement to diocesan pantries.

Homeless Bags Collection
Members donated personal items at our August meeting. Items were delivered to MOHM’s Place for distribution to those seeking help from this organization.

40 Days for Life Project
This national project runs February 25 – April 5. We participated in this pro-life project through rosaries and extra prayers and intentions said. Dennis Shea from Gabriel’s Corner spoke at a summer meeting regarding this event and the work they do.

Celebrate CB
We will be active in Celebrate CB again this year by handing out shirts, registering teams, and serving food at the Clean Sweep through Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful in Bayliss Park on May 17. If you are interested in this project, contact Sheila.

State Projects

  • LifeSaver Collection to fight domestic violence
  • Fall Food collection to support food pantries
  • Chaplain Fund to support Chaplain work at University of Iowa

National Projects

  • Disaster Relief
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Holy Cross Family Ministries
  • Smile Train
  • SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious)

Past Events

2011 Summer Salad Luncheon
Education Contest 2011 Awards Dinner
90 Anniversary Celebration October 2010
2010 Make a Difference Day
2010 Pizza King Meeting
2010 Summer Salad Luncheon
Corpus Christi Walk 2010
Holy Family Shrine Visit for CDA Sunday 2009