Nevada State Court Lenten Retreat
On April 2, 2022 from 10AM – 2PM, the Nevada State Court will host a mini Lenten retreat at Holy Family Catholic Church. Nevada State Chaplain, Father John McShane will be the Retreat Master. Doors open at 10AM for registration and seating. The retreat will open with Mass celebrated by Father McShane followed by his first presentation, “What is Woman?”. After the first session, lunch will be provided by Our Lady of the Rosary, Court #2226. A Lenten rosary will be prayed during the lunch break for those who wish to participate. Father McShane’s second presentation, “Lenten Devotions” will begin at 1PM after lunch. At the conclusion of both sessions, Father McShane will hear confessions. All Catholic women over 18 years are invited to attend. Call Jina Couvrette at 702-501-7970 for more information/details.
“So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds. 9 Begin to lament, to mourn, to weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4: 7-10
Nevada State Court Baby Shower Drive Through Donations
Each year the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Nevada State Court, collects clothing, diapers, toiletries and other items for babies to be donated to the Women’s Resource Center. This year, Our Lady of the Valley, Court #2118 held a drive-by for donations at St. Viator Catholic Community. The donations were then given to the Women’s Resource Center for their clients who have chosen life for the baby of an unplanned pregnancy and need assistance. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas proudly supports the work of the WRC and stands with their Christian love for mothers and their babies.
Donations for The Title I Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) of the Clark County School District were also collected. Nevada State Regent, Leonie Frisbee, First State Vice Regent, Jina Couvrette and State Secretary, Kathy Burns brought the gift cards to the HOPE office on East Flamingo Road. The gift cards, totaling $487.00 will be distributed to homeless teens to purchase clothes, toiletries and food.
Jesus said in Matthew 25, “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”
Pictured from left to right: Susan Buskevicius, Vice Regent, Our Lady of the Valley, Nicole Hermes, Bonnie Biscoe, Recording Secretary, Our Lady of the Valley, State Secretary Kathy Burns, State Regent Leonie Frisbee, Lillian Proce, Loy Jo Prado, Regent Our Lady of the Valley, and State Treasurer, Leslie Valpiani
Our Lady of the Rosary, Court #2226 Prays for America
Nevada State Chaplain, Father John McShane, joined the members of Our Lady of the Rosary for a Patriotic rosary in honor of Veteran’s Day at Holy Family Catholic Church. At the start of each decade, 10 states are name and dedicated to veterans and active military, local, state and national leaders and elected officials.
“if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Pictured from left to right: Dolores Campuzano, Rae Van Hoven, Treasurer, Our Lady of the Rosary, Kathy Burns, Vice Regent, Our Lady of the Rosary, Eileen Quinn, Secretary, Our Lady of the Rosary. Seated: Father John McShane, Nevada State Chaplain
22nd Biennial Nevada State Convention
With the theme, “We walk by faith and not by sight”, 2 Corinthians 5:7, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Nevada State Court, held its 22nd Biennial State Convention June 26, 2021, at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada State Chaplain, Father John McShane and National CDA Director, Dawn Fortenberry were in attendance as the delegates elected a new slate of officers for the 2021-2023 term.
Elected to serve on the board and installed by Father McShane and National Director, Dawn Fortenberry during Mass at the end of the day are:
State Regent-Leonie Frisbee
First State Vice Regent-Jina Couvrette
Second State Vice Regent-Kathy Burns
State Secretary-Erin McAloon
State Treasurer-Leslie Valpiani