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Oregon Catholic Daughters of the Americas



If you have any questions about adopted seminarians, please contact Dorothy Gall-State Chariman

"Witnesses of Christ Jesus"


   The Catholic Daughters Oregon courts have chosen to sponsor our men and women in the Baker Diocese, and the Portland Archdiocese, who have chosen the calling to become priests, deacons, and women of religious orders.  We pray for them, correspond with them, and even meet them for lunch at the Mt. Angel Seminary on occasion.   
   We hold an annual Basket Raffle, known as the Very Reverend Joseph B. Hayes Memorial Fund, and each court  supports these efforts with their own court donations.  These monies assist the men and women enrolled; helping defray the costs of books, tuition, dorm life, healthcare, and basic needs they may run into. (Seminarians ARE college students!)  Some are VERY far from home, we have a few from as far away as Samoa!  
   These men and women are vital to carry on the Word and works of God.  The Catholic Daughters are very honored to be a part of their religious life.
   Please pray for them, and if you feel inclined to assist in their studies, please contact the State Regent, Mary Saunders; or the Seminarian State Chairman, Dorothy Gall.

 Catholic Daughters  Adopt-A-Seminarian program guidelines for gift-giving are as follows:

The courts are welcome to send a card, letters, phone cards, stamps, or anything that will fit in to a 9x12 envelope, no larger. 

Any monies sent for the Seminarians should be addressed to Fr. Paperini, (with a report sent to the State Regent), or sent to the State Court, earmarked the Seminary Special Needs fund, as there are many men that need the financial support for health care, toiletries, etc. These will be distributed to the most in need.

Any baked goods should be planned for the Holiday Cookie day just before Christmas break, and End-of-the-year Finals, coordinated by the Abbey and the CDA Chairperson.

There are no such restrictions on the Adopt-A-Sister Program.  The sisters will continue to receive through the previous guidelines.

Any questions, please contact

Mary Saunders, State Regent, @



For the UPDATED list of Seminarians and Women of Religious for YOUR court, contact the
State Regent,
CDA Seminarian Chair, Dorothy Gall, dorothygallnw@gmail.com

"Go, ye, into all the world, and preach the Gospel." -Mark 16:15

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