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

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Regent

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 of 48 years and they have seven children and 19 grandchildren. 

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Vice Regent

Carol McDermott joined CDA in 2018 and became Vice Regent in 2020.  During her time with CDA, she has assisted in various CDA projects, including the Fish Fry Bake Sale co-chair. New Member Tea and Luncheon co-chair. She is a retired math teacher, teaching for over 34 years and continues to tutor. Carol has six children, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She loves to sew and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Recording Secretary

Gloria joined CDA in March of 2022. I attended a funeral mass/rosary for a friend of a friend. The CDA was there supporting the fallen member with the Honor Guard. It was a beautiful, powerful, and humble, experience. I knew then I wanted to be part of the CDA. I joined in April 2022. In early May I was asked and accepted, the position of Board Secretary. I am proud and humbled to serve this organization. Recently I have volunteered for fundraisers like the Fish Fry which I baked for and interacted with the Daughters there. I have volunteered with baby cap making and rosary making with the helpful instruction and support of the Daughters (to be able to learn and perform these ministries). I am also a member of the Honor Guard. I am married and have one grown son. I was a legal assistant for over 30 years and recently retired. I enjoy cycling, walking at the lake, crocheting, and reading.  I look forward to giving back to my community and my church through the CDA organization. I look forward to working with this fabulous and interesting group of resolute and intellect women. I am blessed and grateful to be part of CDA.

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Financial Secretary

Kathy joined CDA in 2022 after witnessing the CDA attending Corporate Mass together and attending a meeting where her sister was inducted as a new member. I was inspired to join and see how I can contribute to our court and community. I am honored to be a new board member and look forward to an exciting couple of years! I am retired after working in legal accounting for 30 years. I grew up in Dallas where I attended Catholic school and a graduate of Bishop Dunne. I am married and have a blended family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. I enjoy helping others and volunteering wherever I’m needed. I also enjoy reading, traveling and especially spending time with my family and friends.

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Treasurer

   Diane joined CDA in March 2005. She has been active in the Court over the years and was on the Board as Recording Secretary for four years. Diane is a long time member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish. She has served on the Board of Dallas Deanery for four years as treasurer and on the Board of White Rock Hills Library Friends for ten years. 

   Diane has two married sons, Richard (Ally) and Steven (Nina), and three granddaughters, Natalie, Amy, and Dylan who all live in East Dallas. She enjoys spending time with them. 

   She has been employed as a personal assistant and bookkeeper for many years. She enjoys traveling and has been to Europe several times.