Catholic Daughters of the Americas was formed in 1903 and is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic Women in the world. Nationally, we have 63,000 members, and growing, with 1,150 local chapters in 45 states across the country. We are also in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya and Peru.
We donate to charities, administer scholarships and strive "to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness." We embrace the principle of faith, and through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, we work in love to promote justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
National site: https://catholicdaughters.org
State site: http://catholicdaughterscalifornia.org/
The new location and larger church was consecrated on June 6, 2004.
Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul, Italian Catholic Federation, CCD, RCIA, Men of St. Joseph, and so many other groups are filled with our parishioners that support the Pastor, the Pastoral Council, our youth and the whole community daily. IHM is well known for its fellowship, prayer, charity and many support services.
The Parish is dedicated to our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, and we hold a Marian Conference, for three days each year.
(with the exception of the COVID restrictions in the year 2020)
May 1, 2016 our Court was established. We are a young court, only five years old! Pictured here is our new Honorable Regent Marina Khayat (left), and Past Regent Trisha Brittain (right).
The court struggled when COVID hit, and all new officers have been installed and are looking forward to building the court presence again! We hear the voice of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin!"
Join us! We welcome all Catholic Women in our community who are 18 and older to our court to share in our motto of Unity and Charity. We meet on the evening of the third Monday of the month at 7pm. We are currently practicing social distancing and meet on-line via Zoom! Once you become a member of our court, we will send you the link to join us in our meetings!
Our court meets every Thursday evening at 7:15pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet via Zoom. We offer up any personal intentions from the Court. Many blessings have occurred in just the short time we have installed this weekly Prayer practice. Let us Pray for you and for all your intentions! Join us, and come pray with us each week!
We will put your dollars to work helping our Parishioners and the people in need in our community. Let us help you make a difference in the community - and you will know where your donations are making the most impact. Check back to our website often to learn of fundraising events where you can help and support!
Our Court offers yearly scholarships to Catholic students within our community who are in High School and continuing College. The applicants must submit an entry form along with transcripts, an essay, and at least one letter of Recommendation. Pictured on the left is the daughter of a CDA member who won the scholarship in 2018.