Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Court Our Lady of Good Counsel #309- Wichita Falls, Texas
The Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, otherwise known as JCDA, is a unique organization that is exclusively for Catholic girls, ages 6 through 18. Membership is divided into two categories: Juniorette is age 6 through 11 and Junior is age 12 through 18. The Blessed Mother Mary is the Patroness of the organization.
The JCDA Program is based on four objectives:
To promote the development of the whole person through programs of self-identity, personal growth, and peer group relationships;
To promote service to others in the parish, community, and JCDA;
To encourage spiritual growth by providing opportunities for personal prayer, liturgy, and ecumenical understanding; and
To encourage programming that is open, flexible, and creative to current needs and concerns.
JCDA serves God through a variety of activities, including: the promotion of Christian values, the acceptation of the Christian message and action upon it, and building lifelong Christian friendships. The threefold program has an emphasis in areas of involvement that embrace Message, Service, and Community.
The four basic goals of JCDA:
1. Develop yourself as a Christian,
2. Learn to work for the good of others,
3. Grow spiritually,
4. Be creative and flexible.
I promise to be a faithful member of the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas,
To promote development of myself as a whole person,
To promote service to others, and
To encourage spiritual growth in our members.
JCDA Offical Song: Let There Be Peace On Earth
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be;
With God as our Father, sisters all are we;
Let me walk with my sister in perfect harmony;
Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment, in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!
JCDA Court Our Lady of Good Counsel #309 Wichita Falls, Texas is open to young ladies in Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Henrietta, and surrounding communites without a local JCDA court.
Meetings: 1st Sunday of Each Month from 11:30-12:30 as well as monthly service projects