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
Wit with Wisdom
Humor with Hearts
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
"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
Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz
Photos by Local Court Members and State Officers.
2nd Vice State Regent
State Regent Laurel Ann Dukart
Opening the Convention
Mary Baer Fr. Frank Miller
Court Immaculate Conception, #322, Bismarck
Court Holy Cross #2718, West Fargo
Robin Knudson, Madonna Nelsen, Jan Sanders, Julie Belch.
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 www.jeangatz.com. 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.
Father Frank Miller
North Dakota Catholic Daughters of the Americas Website