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Our Story

Court Mary Immaculate was organized January 22, 1956 by our Mother Court Louise in Ft. Worth. We serve seven Dallas parishes and have over 200 members. 


In October 2013, the Junior CDA Court Mary Immaculate was organized and we currently have over 30 members. 


Throughout our 65 plus years, we have had 9 chaplains and 25 different regents (some have served more than once). Three of our regents were elected to state office, one served as national parliamentarian, and some have been appointed to such offices as District Deputy. 

Board Members



Terrie joined CDA in March of 2012. She has served on different committees including Scrapbook and Legislative. She has helped with various fundraisers and co-chaired the New Member Tea and the Reception for New Members and Recognition for our Milestone Members. She also participates in the Honor Guard for our deceased members which is very dear to her heart. Terrie is married to her husband Joe and they just celebrated 50 years marriage. They have seven children and 19 grandchildren. Terrie is looking forward to continuing as your regent and working with new Board for the next two years.

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Vice Regent

Growing up in the Dallas Texas area has brought joy and professional experiences in business as well as a volunteer. Pat’s upbringing has made her resilient and compassionate as a leader with her Christian faith at the helm.

Thirty-five years plus in Human Resources management in the public and private sectors as well as volunteering in the nonprofit arena has provided her opportunities to interact with stakeholders to deliver results that have exceeded expectations.

She has served as member of the National Board of Directors for Community Health Charities and was Chairperson for Community Health Charities Texas.  Volunteered as a board member for Bryan’s House and MADD’s advisory committee.

Served on the finance council for St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church for 6 years as its chairperson and is currently a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church Finance Council.

She enjoys landscaping, decorating, reading and volunteering to make a difference.

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Recording Secretary

In March 2015 a good friend inspired me to join CDA. I have served in several committees including New Member Tea and Scrapbooking and participated in Honor Guard, Fish Fry Bake Sale, and Rosary Making.

Volunteering has always been dear to my heart. There are not enough hours in the day to participate in all the areas that I would like to volunteer. I like to meet all the good people that are also involved in these groups. I volunteer at church to register the needy for a program called ‘Beds for Kids’.

I volunteered / managed all money at St. Bernards for 16 years. I was the owner of a non-profit organization to help students pay for college tuition and extracurricular activities.

My hobbies including reading, walking, sewing, and scrapbooking. Most of all I love cook for my large family gatherings. I am married and have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

I look forward to serving as Recording Secretary and am honored to be a part of CDA for many years to come.

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Financial Secretary

I joined CDA in 2022 when Terrie Tellini asked me if I wanted to join.  It surely did interest me. I enjoy Monday meetings and the little gatherings with the group.  Everybody is so nice and friendly. I am very proud & humbled to help here and there. I was asked to be the Financial Secretary and got voted in.  I will try to do the best I can. I am ready to work with all the beautiful & amazing women. I was a nurse (RN) for 42 years at the hospital and in between I did some home health. I retired in 2022. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. I love to travel and just go back from Italy in early 2024. I am very blessed to be a part of CDA

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I joined Catholic Daughter’s Court Mary Immaculate in 2017, and served as treasurer, (the first time) from 2018 to 2022. I am married with two grown sons and am a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas TX.

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