Catholic Daughters

Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the Oldest and Largest Organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas.

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See. The Catholic Daughters donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” 
Unity and Charity is the motto of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. This organization was formed over 100 years ago and today numbers 70,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Deeply spiritual, together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world.
The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children. The Legislative Program encourages interested members to learn about laws that may influence their faith and to contact their state representatives to make their personal positions known through Operation Morning Star.

Girls and young women ages 6-18 can join the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Young college women can become members of Campus Courts at some universities.

New Monmouth Chapter, Established 1954

Please Join Us you do not have to be a member of the Parish of Saint Mary to be a member of our Court.

We meet usually every second Wednesday of the month, September through June.
St. Mary Chapel
26 Leonardville Road
New Monmouth, NJ 07748

Ministry Contact: Kathleen Poracky at

Janet Bilotta, Membership, (732) 671-6446
Ginger Large, Membership, (732) 888-7571

Court Fulgens Corona 1684

St. Mary Chapel Lower Meeting Room              
This month Catholic women 18 and over are invited to our special Anniversary meeting! Court Fulgens Corona has been in St. Mary's Parish for 64 years!  We have members from Keyport to Red Bank and snowbirds in Florida. Join us for assorted snacks and desserts, have a great time and make new friends. Learn about the active role our Court plays in the local community through the Catholic Daughters Circle of Love Projects and find out how you can help. A May Crowning and a short business meeting will follow.  All members are asked to bring a favorite entrée, appetizer or dessert to share. 
Membership questions can be answered by contacting Janet Bilotta at 732-671-6446, reading the lavender flyer from the stand in the narthex, and attending our special meeting!
Please call to confirm date and time.