Court Sancta Maria #368
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022
Regent: Judy Welbig 428-5242 Editor: Darlene Schnieders
Chaplain: Father Gregory Tschakert 202 East 7th Street Apt #1
Meeting: First Monday of the Month Dell Rapids, SD 57022
Volume XII March – April 2011
“Have you not read the scripture passage:
‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’”? (Mark 12: 10-11)
REGENT’S MESSAGE The CDA State Convention is April
15--17, 2011, at the Ramkota Hotel
It's been a long and cold winter. But the days are in Pierre. The theme is "We are
getting longer and soon the temperatures will Each a Bloom in Mary's Garden".
warm up. The sun seems brighter and that is We are eligible to have 3 delegates
encouraging too. but any CDA member can attend the
As we move towards spring, we Conventions are such a rewarding
will be in the season of Lent. This is experience as women of charity and faith gather
such a special time of year as we from across the state. The State Court Bulletin sent
put more focus on our spiritual life. in January and the website:
Whatever plan you use to make Lent more www.cdasouthdakota.com has excellent
meaningful may you come to appreciate the information about the convention.
Passion and Death of Jesus and the relevance Easter is the last Sunday in April. The weather
for our salvation. should be great by then.
In Anticipation, Judy Welbig, regent
We will be conducting the "Lifesavers Project"
after the weekend masses March 12--13th. ***************
This is the annual fundraiser to promote
Abuse Awareness. We send 60% of the HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
donations to the State to cover
expenses and donate to Abuse We wish Flora Larscheid a very Happy 100th Birthday
Prevention and Victim Assistance on April 23, 2011, in Cheyene, Wyoming. Flora joined
Organizations throughout the State. We Ct. Sancta Maria #368 in 1952 and received a 50-year
keep 40% and divide this amount pin in 2002. In 2010 she received Life Membership in
between Children's Inn, Children's the Court.
Home Society in Sioux Falls and the Wholeness After her husband Harry’s death, she moved to be
Center in Flandreau. closer to family in WY. She lives in a nursing home,
but still is very active. In her yearly August note, to pay
In April we will be assisting her dues, she writes that she appreciates the court
with Meals on wheels. The newsletter, to keep up on what is going on with Catholic
CDA does the second week. Daughters. Flora, may the Lord continue to bless you
(April 11-15) with good health.
RETREAT – SIOUX FALLS SPIRITUAL ENHANCEMENT
By JoEllen Klein, State Spiritual Enhancement Chairman
You are invited to a retreat on
March 26, 2011, During the season of Lent, the
at St. Michael's Catholic School, Church asks us for three things:
Sioux Falls, from 9:30am— 1. Prayer –increase our prayer
12:30pm, sponsored by the time, maybe go to daily Mass if
Presentation Sisters. Cost $10.
possible, more Scripture reading,
Theme “A Journey to Your Spiritual Center”. To
praying the Stations of the Cross,
register for the retreat at St.Michael’s call 605-339-1254
or email email@example.com
2. Fasting—we fast and abstain because when
SPRING LUNCHEON – LENNOX we deny ourselves we are in conformity with the
cross of Christ and can be in unity with the poor of
The annual Spring Luncheon the world.
of Ct. St. Christina #2336, 3. Almsgiving—deeds of mercy. Giving of our
Lennox will hold their time, talent and especially money for the poor of
Luncheon at Tea at St. Nickolas our communities and the world. Jesus wants us to
Catholic Church on April 9, do these things in secret, so that we don’t end up
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Door like "the hypocrites" (Matt. 6:2)
prizes and raffles! Contact
Jerene Atkins for tickets 368-2613. A Prayer for Lent
RETREAT - MADISON This Lent, Lord help me
leave behind the distractions
Court St. Thomas Aquinas #1949 is sponsoring a of my daily life and make
Lenten Retreat for women on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in
this a time of spiritual retreat,
St. Thomas Aquinas church basement, Madison, SD.
of letting go all that holds me back
We invite your court members and your friends to this
from taking the risk of drawing closer to you,
allowing your Spirit to lead me, and
The theme of the retreat is speak to my heart.
“Traits of a Healthy Spirituality” Forty days, or four, or forty minutes or four!
and will be presented by Sister Whatever I can manage!
Kathleen Courtney, OSB, Sacred The time spent is not the key, I know,
Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. but my willingness to look into my frailty,
The cost of the retreat is $20, and then to trust in You and
which includes the retreat plus morning coffee and to seek your will for me. Amen
lunch. Registration and coffee will begin at 9 am with
the retreat starting at 9:30 am and concluding at 2:30 **************
pm. Each participant is encouraged to bring along a
journal to record your thoughts and experiences. Could Be St. Mary’s?
PLEASE RSVP BY ARPIL 2 to Kathleen Hagman,
1741 Sunrise Dr., Madison, SD 57042 605-256--3031 The Priest got up one Sunday and announced to his
or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Look forward to spending congregation, “I have good news and bad news.”
a very peaceful, healthy, and spiritual day.
“The good news is, we have enough money to pay for
**************** our new building program.”
Wisdom is the wealth of the wise. “The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.”
STATE NEWS SOAR Support Our Aging Religious
The winners of the State CDA Calendar raffle were SOAR (Save Our Aging
published in the CDA Website. Some of the area Religious) is one of the five
winners were: Kathy Hageman, Regent at Madison; National Projects of the Catholic
Mary Schwebach of Flandreau; Diane Kemig, Daughters of the Americas. The
Brookings; Arlene Wermers, Past State Regent, Sioux Annual New York benefit for
Falls; Marie Schumacker, twice, Beresford; Madonna SOAR takes place each year in
Manning, Beresford; Brenda (Burgraff) Smith, Kimbal; October. This year the dinner was at the very elegant
Camille Dunnick, Sioux Falls; Delores Merges, past Men’s Club in New York City. The Catholic Daughters
regent, Sioux Falls; Helen Severding, Humboldt; Marian were well represented. In addition to many Court
Plagge, Sioux Falls. Ct St Rita #916, Rapid City won members, all of the National Officers including, Joanne
four times. The big winner of $200.00 was JoAnn Tomassi, Anne Nelson, Shirley Seyfried, Letty Calvetti
Weisz of Parkston. Congratulations to all the winners. and Helene Shepard were present. Past National
Regents: Rayola McLaughlin, Grace DiCairano, Libby
You still have a few days to nominate a Catholic Ramirez, M Joan McKenna have served on the New
Daughter member for the State CDA Member of 2011 York Committee along with Helene Shepard, Mary
By March 15, write in less than 300 words an essay Wohlscheid and Peggy O’Brien, National Executive
nominating a member that exemplifies the meaning of Director were also in attendance.
the CDA organization; someone who follows the CDA
Motto, Unity & Charity. The honorees were Father Benedict Groeschel and Sister
Frances Raferty. Father Benedict is from the Friars of
Darlene Schnieders was the recipient of this award in the Renewal and was awarded the Father Victor
2009 and she can say that such an award is a very Yanatelli S.J. Award. Sister Frances is from the Sisters
significant memorial of her years in CDA. of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Sister was awarded the
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.
NATIONAL NEWS National Regent Joanne Tomassi presented Sister
Patricia Lunsman with a check of $10,000.00 to be
The annual CDA Lecture was added to the previous check of $7,000.00 presented at
Sunday, February 27, 2011 in the the National Convention in July. The donations to
Hatzfeld Auditorium at Catholic SOAR help to award grants to religious communities
University, Washington DC. The who apply for them for special projects that will enhance
speaker is Anne M. Butler, Trustee the lives of their aging religious.
Professor Emerita of History at
Utah State University, Logan, Utah. It is so important for us as Catholic Daughters to
Her lecture for February 27, 2011 is continue the support of our aging religious through
entitled, "'How Wide is the Field of SOAR. A number of communities are facing
Labor!: Catholic Sisters, Work, and the American tremendous financial challenges as their members
West." She is a specialist in the History of the continue to age and there are fewer and fewer younger,
American West, Women's History, and U.S. active members. We must also pray for those religious
Catholic History. (Three specialists rolled into who taught a number of us and touched our lives in a
one!) She is completing a book on the history of real way. Many of us are who we are today because of
Catholic sisters in the American West. the nurturing and education we received from these
She is a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, dedicated religious. (National CDA office)
moved to Baltimore and attended Notre Dame of
Maryland Prep. She was in Maryland for many ****************
years before taking a teaching position at Utah The smallest deed is better than the
State University and retired to Florida in 2003.
THE ROSARY LEGISLATION
Thank you Marianne Brandner On February 23, President Obama told the Justice
who made 16 Rosaries for the Department that he no longer will
children in 4th Grade Catholic support the Defense of Marriage
Religious Education (CRE) and Act (DOMA), marriage of a man
also 16 Rosaries for the children & woman, as it is
in 4th grade at St. Mary's grade
unconstitutional. The president
school. If anyone would like to
purchase a Rosary for anyone being confirmed in March or considers “the law a form of impermissible sexual
who will receive First Communion in May, please contact orientation discrimination”, said the U. S. Bishops of the
Marianne 428-5976. Office of General Counsel.. In 1996, Congress passed
and President Clinton, signed the Defense of Marriage
Court Sancta Maria #368 has been leading the recitation of Act.
the Rosary before all weekend Masses since the early 80’s.
Leaders volunteer their time and many thanks to Marie The U.S. Bishop’s Office of General Counsel said,
Roemen who so willingly fills in if someone doesn’t fill the “This decision represents an abdication of the
schedule. responsibility of the Executive Branch to carry out its
We could use more volunteers to help at the Masses. constitutional obligation to ensure that the laws of the
Just inform Marie that you would like to help.
United States are faithfully executed.”
Also, it would be so rewarding if more people, especially
Catholic Daughters participated in the Rosary at Mass. Is it Attorney General Eric Holder said
that difficult to come to Mass 20-25 minutes earlier? Lent is that the administration has defended
about to begin. Praying is part of the obligations for Lent. the 1996 law in some federal courts;
The rosary every Sunday would be a start to extra prayer. it will not continue to do so in cases
pending in the 2 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, that took form in the Unlike in the previous cases, said Holder, “The 2nd
second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is Circuit has no established or binding standard for how
a prayer loved by countless saints and encouraged by the laws concerning sexual orientation should be treated”.
Magesterium. Pope Leo XIII, in 1883, proposed the Rosary Holder continues to say that the legal landscape has
as an effective spiritual weapon against the evils affecting
changed since the law was passed, including, with
society. Pope John Paul loved the
Supreme Court rulings, overturning laws criminalizing
Rosary and added the Luminous
Mysteries in 2002, which include homosexual conduct and the repeal by Congress of the
the mysteries of Christ’s public military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
ministry between Baptism and His To date 5 states and Washington D.C. recognize same-
Passion. sex marriage.
Today we face various worldwide challenges in the Church. Contact members of
The Rosary makes us peacemakers in the world. As a prayer Congress and urge them to
for peace, the Rosary is always a prayer for the family. uphold the Defense of
“The family that prays together stays together” Marriage Act by supporting
a resolution that authorizes
Some of the Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians who recite the
Congress to intervene in the
I promise My special protection and the greatest graces to ongoing litigation challenging DOMA.
all those who shall recite the Rosary. (www.catholicstandard.com)
The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell; it will
destroy vice, decrease sin and defeat heresies. Whoever The House passed a 2-week spending bill of $4 Billion
shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die
to avert a government shutdown (335-91)
without Sacraments of the Church.
Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have The Senate is expected to follow suit this week.
during their life and at their death the Light of God and the
plenitude of His Graces. (Given by St. Dominic)
As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, STATE LEGISLATION
Senator Thune will play an active part in creating the
annual budget set by Congress. With only a few days left for the
State Legislature to complete
The Priests for Life urge you to call your United States voting on bills presented and to
Senators and ask them to vote to de-fund Planned make final decisions regarding
Parenthood as the House did a few weeks ago. Before funds toward education and
you call, please read some short statements from women elderly care, the legislators may have long days.
who have had abortions. The Silent No More Awareness
Campaign is mobilizing against Planned Parenthood. One bill of interest is HB1217-Informed Consent for
When you call the Senate, speak on behalf of these Abortion that requires, that prior to a pregnant mother
women and quote their testimonies. consenting to an abortion, that she must meet with a
Senator Johnson at 1-800-537-0025 licensed physician and establish certain procedures to
Senator Thune at 1-866-850-3855 ensure that her decision is voluntary and meet with a
registered pregnancy help center; as well as 72 hours
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in before the procedure. This bill is
America and in 2009, 332,278 abortions were supported by the Diocese of Sioux
performed. Falls. Last minute news! The Bill
According to the latest annual report, Planned passed and will be sent to the
Parenthood received more than $363 million in taxpayer Governor for signature.
funds, and was the largest recipient of taxpayer funding
under Title X. SB176 regarding human trafficking, to establish
Thank Representative Kristi Noem for signing the bill degrees of the crime and to provide penalties passed the
to de-fund Planned Parenthood – 605-367-8371 Senate and should be in the House today. Support
SB156 prohibits employment of unauthorized aliens
and provides penalties. Opposed by Diocese
Read Statement from Bishop Paul Swain in
HB 1255 shared parenting passed the House 53-16 and
Priests for Life are very excited about the start of the should have a committee hearing this week. Call your
new alternative to “The View.” Starting on Friday, State Senator to vote yes,
March 11, EWTN will air The Catholic View for
Women. Co-hosted by Janet Morana of Priests for Life, SB 161, discrimination legislation was defeated in
Teresa Tomeo, and Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, this Senate (25-9). Equality South Dakota (EqSD)
program offers a Catholic alternative to “The View,” supported this bill. EqSD is the largest pro-homosexual
and explores the adventure of living as a Catholic rights organization in South Dakota.
woman today. Visit the website at
www.TheCatholicViewForWomen.com and be sure to WORLD CONCERNS
click the “like” button on the Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/TheCatholicViewForWomen . With pro-democracy movements moving across North
Africa and the Middle East, the situation in Libya worries the
Brand new episodes of my Defending Life program on Vatican because of the loss of human lives, “The targeting of
EWTN will begin on Thursday, civilians and of peaceful protesters, and the indiscriminate
March 3. Learn the latest use of force,” a Vatican representative told the U.N. Human
methods for protecting the Rights Council. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican
unborn, and be inspired by the representative to U.N. agencies in Geneva, told the council
Church’s teaching and the that the Vatican support all efforts to encourage a dialogue
example of pro-life warriors. between pro-democracy demonstrators and the government of
See www.priestsforlife.org/defendinglife Col. Moammar Gadhafi. (My Catholic Standard, Mar 2)
MORALITY IN MEDIA PARENT TV COUNCIL
Patrick Trueman has been named MTV’S Skins is a failure, losing advertiser support, viewers
new chief executive officer and member and costing shareholders money. This program, as a critic
of the board of directors of Morality in from Washington Post called Skins,
Media. He joins Robert Peters, long- “A repugnant, irredeemably
time president and newly named nihilistic viewing experience.” It is
General Counsel on the staff. Mr. estimated that MTV is losing as
Trueman was the former Chief of the Child much as $2 million per episode.
Exploitation and Obscenity Section at the U.S. The only possible answer is that
Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. during MTV has an agenda to push and they are determined to
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush rewrite the rulebook for TV standards, forever lowering the
terms. threshold for what can and should be permitted on advertiser-
He also is founder of Pornography Harms, an supported basic cable.
educational program that warns citizens and
legislator of the harms of pornography Viacom is complicit in allowing the program to go forward,
consumption. Online outreach posts are: in spite of concerns within their own halls about possible
www.PornHarms.com, Facebook and You Tube. violations of Federal Child Pornography laws, and in spite of
concerns about portrayals of teen alcohol and drug use might
Federal laws prohibit distribution of hardcore, influence teen behavior in the real-world. Viacom
obscene pornography on the internet, on shareholders should be concerned
cable/satellites and hotel/motel TV, through the about the harm Viacom has done to
the corporate brand and profits.
mails, and in retail shops. Trueman says, “We
Phillippe Dauman is CEO of Viacom
have an untreated pandemic of harm from
pornography in America today. Addiction,
violence against women, and an increase in
divorce, sexual molestation, and sexual trafficking JOHN PAUL II BEATIFICATION
are all byproducts of pornography’s saturation
within society. The failure of the U.S. Department The Vatican has announced
of Justice to vigorously enforce federal obscenity that the beatification of Pope
laws has given a green light to the porn crime John Paul II will take place
syndicates and harmed nearly every family in May 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.,
America.” Liturgy at the St. Peter’s
Square and is free to
Senator Orrin Hatch and US House everyone.
Representatives Mike McIntyre and Randy Forbes The immortal remains will sit in front of the main altar
have agreed to take the lead on a letter to U.S.
at St. Peter’s Basilica immediately after the Mass.
Attorney General Holder urging the Justice
Department and FBI to vigorously prosecute major
commercial producers and distributors of obscene
materials. Contact our Senators and SYMPATHY
Congresswoman Noem and ask them to co-sign
the letter authored by Hatch, McIntyre and Sympathy to Marie Roemen on
Forbes. death of her brother, Leo Fritza of
Parkston, who passed away in Feb.
GOD’S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK II
To Marianne & Walt Brandner on
Deeds, not stones are the true monuments of death of Walt’s brother on February
the great. 15. The funeral was at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in
Herreid, South Dakota. Walt also lost a cousin at
“…Let your light shine before men, that they may see Herreid , who was buried on February 15.
your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.”
(Matthew 5:16) May their souls rest in peace.
CONGRATULATIONS GET WELL
Congratulations to Tracie and Brad Good news, Marianne Brandner’s husband Walt, had a
Price on birth of son, William Alan defibrillator implanted February 9. Walt is feeling much
on February 2, 2011. better and can venture out of the house.
Pray for Terry Sward, husband of Patricia who is
CONGRATULATIONS – Kathy & Mike
Evelyn Huntimer received good news at last doctor
Congratulations to Kathy & Mike appointment. No cancer!
Geraets for being chosen Farm
Family of the Sioux Empire Farm Teresa Huntimer also received good news following
Show in February, 2011. Kathy is her chemo treatments.
presently President of George E
Fitzgerald American Legion
Auxillary. She bakes cakes for all occasions. If
anything needs to be done in St. Mary Parish, just ask PRAYER FOR LENT
Kathy and she will get it done.
Lord, help us to see in
FUGLSBY FAMILY your crucifixion and
resurrection an example of
Mary Fuglsby sent note about family when I asked how to endure and
where Nickolas was stationed. All of a sudden those seemingly to die in the
little ones are grown up and gone so this member finds agony and conflict of daily
she is even busier than she imagined. life, so that we may live
more fully and creatively. You accepted patiently
Nicholas graduated from boot camp in Great Lakes, and humbly the rebuffs of
Il on Jan. 14, 2011. His A school is right there in Great human life, as well as the tortures of your
Lakes where he's studying to be a Medic-Hospital Crucifixion and Passion.
Corpsman. He should be done in May, come home for Help us to accept the pains and conflicts that
two weeks and then he'll get his orders where he'll be come to us each day as opportunities to grow as
deployed to. people and become more like you. Enable us to go
Ryan graduates from high school May 14th. through them patiently and bravely, trust that you
Jason will graduate from U of M May 15th in Physics.
will support us; for it is only by dying with you that
(That will be a busy weekend!)
we can rise with you. Amen.
Jill's baby (Lucy) will be one on March 8th, so we've
( Mother Teresa--Meditations on the Way of the Cross )
been planning that party!
Jason & Kelsey's Elliott will be two on April 20th and
plans are already being made for that birthday party.
Best wishes to Katie Huewe
and Chris Molard who will be
married in the Twin Cities on
April 30, 2011. Katie is
daughter of Jennifer & Don
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MARCH 2011 APRIL 2011
Ct. Sancta Maria #368 Friday, March 4 Friday, April 1
Dell Rapids, South Dakota First Friday First Friday
Saturday, March 5 Saturday, April 2
Officers 2010 - 2012 First Saturday First Saturday
Chaplain Monday, March 7 Monday, April 4
Fr. Gregory Tschakert 428-3390 CDA Meeting Orchard Hills CDA Meeting, Presentatn Rm
608 E. 8th St., Dell Rapids, 57022 Plans for Lent Feast of St. Isadore
Regent Wednesday, March 9 Friday-Sunday, April 15-17
Judy Welbig 428-5242 Ash Wednesday State CDA Convention, Pierre
1215 N Garfield, Dell Rapids, 57022
Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13 Sunday, April 17
Vice-Regent Lifesaver Project Palm Sunday
Mary Fox 428-3525
403 E. 6th St., Dell Rapids, 57022 Thursday, March 17 Thursday, April 21
St Patrick’s Day Holy Thursday
Evelyn Huntimer 428-4743 Saturday, March 19 Friday, April 22
509 W. 9th St., Dell Rapids, 57022 Feast of St. Joseph Good Friday
Financial Secretary Friday, March 25 Sunday, April 24
Bernadette Scherff 428-3850 Annunciation of the Lord Easter Sunday
47646 – 243rd. St., DR 57022
Treasurer HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Julianne Baustian 428-5546
24164 482nd Ave, Dell Rapids, 57022
Vickie Feist, State Regent 945-0440
311 S. Lincoln Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 Mar. 13 Cindy Murphy
LFeist2@pie.midco.net Mar. 28 Verlyn & Gordon
Mar. 27 Debra Rausch Anderson
Mar. 28 Mildred Schmidt Apr. 9 Jacqueline & John
National Representative Apr. 7 Charlene Peichel
Sherry Nilles 712-324-0125 Nemmers
Apr. 9 Regina Evans (91 yr) Apr. 24 Jamie & Andy Swift
711 25th Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201 Apr. 9 Kathy Geraet
email@example.com Apr. 18 Kim Menning
************************** “Thou hast put gladness in
Apr. 22 Marie Roemen
MISSION STATEMENT Apr. 23 Flora Larscheid (100 yr) my heart.” (Ps:4:7)
Apr. 25 Patricia Sward
We strive to embrace the principle of ***************************
faith working through love in the
promotion of justice, equality and the MOTTO CDA WEBSITES:
advancement of human rights and cdasouthdakota.com
human dignity for all. UNITY & CHARITY catholicdaughters.org