4/9/2012 3:55:00 PM Oregon Catholic Daughters to celebrate convention
Albany's Court 1461 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Albany.
Oregon Catholic Daughters State Convention will be held April 20-24. The convention will be hosted by Court 1461 Our Lady of Perpetual Help at St. Mary Church in Albany. In attendance will be Catholic Daughters throughout Oregon.
Attendees will be sharing examples of on-going projects.
Regent Connie Scalf of Albany said that their court helps youth in the Circle of Love Adopt-a-Child program. They also have an annual event to benefit the homes for unwed mothers- the Father Taaffe homes and Magdelene homes.
Court Columbia #153 in Astoria celebrated their 100th Anniversary last October. They are known for their Oktoberfest Fundraiser and in January their annual baby shower for layettes to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria and Seaside Providence Hospital. Regent Sylvia Betts is proud of the members of the court and how well they work together.
Court #2041 Our Lady of the Cascades in Bend are known for sewing vestments for their priests. Regent Rosemary French last year shared pictures of their handiwork.
Court #1974 Our Lady of the Valley in Corvallis give pro-life support with an annual dinner/dance fundraiser for StandUpGirl.com. Every dollar donated to this site saves one baby's life as girls with unexpected pregnancies choose life. Regent Irene Johnson said that the court helps raise money and helps educate parishioners and visitors from other communities about the pro-life website.