State Chaplain's Message

Father Frank Miller​​

Court St. Ann #261, Fargo

Front row: x; x; x. Paulette Kraiter.

Back row: x; x; Tacita; x; x; x

Jean Gatz

Wit with Wisdom

Humor with Hearts

Keynote Speaker

Award-Winning Author


Mary Baer

1st Vice State Regent​​

Court St. Mary #268, Devils Lake

Top: Presentation of Court Symbol St. Patrick's Day Luncheon.

State Regent's Report

Laurel Ann Dukart​​

Memorial Rosary for Deceased Members

Left side: Laurel Ann Dukart, Bonita Erickson, Deb Johnson, Claudia Bosch, Kathy Kennedy, Mary Baer 

Right side: Fr. Frank Miller, Bruce Baer, Fr. Shane Campbell, Renae Sticka, Nancy Bambenek, Sue Judd, Elaine Johnson

Deb Johnson

State Treasurer​​

"Come Zoom With Us"

Court Marquette #677, Grand Forks

Top left to right: Lucy Hanninen Regent reporting on Court Symbol the "October Rosary"

Bottom left to right: Virginia Wilson 1st Vice; Mary Jo Schill Treasurer; Lucy Hanninen Regent

52nd Biennial North Dakota State

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Convention

"Holy Spirit, Come Zoom With Us"


Saturday May 1, 2021


hosted by North Dakota State Board

(via Zoom)

Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz

Photos by Local Court Members and State Officers. 

Sue Judd

State Secretary​​

Bonita Erickson

2nd Vice State Regent​​

Keynote Speaker

 State Regent Laurel Ann Dukart

Opening the Convention

Mary Baer                       Fr. Frank Miller​​

Court Immaculate Conception, #322, Bismarck


Court Holy Cross #2718, West Fargo

Front row:

Robin Knudson, Madonna Nelsen, Jan Sanders, Julie Belch.

Back row:

Nancy Aal, Lisa Roeske, Shari Sauvageau, Dora Mae Mitzel, Kathy Haaland, Lori Bachmeier

Jean Gatz is a nationally known inspirational speaker, retreat leader and award-winning author. Weaving God’s word together with gentle humor and stories of her own faith journey, Jean encourages Catholic Daughters to meet their challenges with wisdom, courage, faith and grace. Jean was scheduled to present 4 sessions at our national convention in Dallas in 2020. So we are excited to have her deliver the opening and closing keynotes for our virtual convention on May 1.

Jean has written 8 books, including one she just wrote for Catholic Daughters: “Unwrapping God’s Gifts in Your Life.” Jean understands we’ve all had our share of trials, disappointments and losses that test our faith. While we can’t be in charge of everything that happens to us, we CAN be in charge of how we respond by asking God for His help and guidance. Learn more about Jean at And read what Catholic Daughters are saying about her:

“Jean has a remarkable talent for sharing personal stories that enrich others’ faith by connecting to the soul. Her message resonates with our CDA mission statement and charitable works. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Jean to speak to all Catholic Daughters.”
Linda Jones, Regent
Court Regina Coeli #2063

“I first heard Jean speak at a CDA Retreat in a neighboring diocese. She was phenomenal! I knew that we must have her lead our retreat. Women from ten parishes in two dioceses attended. Many complimented us for bringing in such an excellent speaker and retreat leader. We all truly loved that day! She is a vibrant, spiritual and inspirational speaker.”
Jessica Harvey, Regent
Court Genevieve of Paris #2496

“Jean was a wonderful speaker for our Morning of Reflection. Heartwarming yet hilarious, she was well received by our members and ladies attending from nearby churches. I highly recommend her. If you want to engage your audience, Jean is the woman to do it!” 
Susan Stein, Regent
Court Notre Dame de la Paix #231

Court Cardinal Muench #1852, Wahpeton

Our Mother Mary - Members of Ct. St. Mary #268,

Char Kitsch (far right) Spiritual Enhancement Chair​​

Left side: Elaine Johnson, Sue Judd, Nancy Bambenek, Renae Sticka, Fr. Shane Campbell, Bruce Baer, Fr. Frank Miller 

Right side: Mary Baer, Kathy Kennedy, Claudia Bosch, Deb Johnson, Bonita Erickson, Laurel Ann Dukart.

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Father Frank Miller

State Chaplain


 North Dakota Catholic Daughters of the Americas Website