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Catholic Daughters of America

From its inception in 1903, Catholic Daughters of the Americas has grown and developed into the largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, its members are united by their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to the Church and to the Holy See.

The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs, which provides its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all peoples throughout the world. It strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. The St. Francis and St. Clare chapter is known as Court Teresa #806.

Guild and Altar

St. Patrick's Altar and Guild Society was established in 1939 by a group of women who wanted to assist in providing upkeep for the altar and sanctuary in church and for the further purpose of providing and maintaining necessary furnishings for the church. The society is open to all Catholics who are interested in providing support for the church.

Meetings are held at the Seneca Falls Community Center 8 times a year. Together with dues collected and various fund raising projects, we have been able to purchase needed items for Mass, including linens and vestments. New members are always welcome. For more information please call the Parish Office at 315-651-4349 or 539-2944.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an International fraternal benefit society of Roman Catholic men, founded by the Rev. Michael J. McGivney and chartered by the State of Connecticut in the United States in 1882. Besides supplying a wide range of insurance benefits and the opportunity for social interaction, the organization has been active in religious, educational, war-relief, and social-welfare programs.

The Knights of Columbus meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Patrick's Rectory. Catholic men who are interested in joining the order should contact the Parish Office at 315-651-4349 or 539-2944.

Bereavement Support Group

This is a service of Lifetime Care. No registration is required for this support nor are there any fees. It is for people who have lost a loved one (any relationship, any time). It is not necessary for them to have been on the Hospice program.

A local Open Bereavement Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month at St. Mary's Church, 35 Center St., Waterloo from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please enter from parking lot behind the church and school. The facilitator is Rick Cole and the co-facilitator is Deb Patsos.

If you are interested in participating in any of the bereavement programs that are offered by Lifetime Care or for individual service and would like more information, call Roseanne Critchlow or Lori Nickoloff, Coordinators of Bereavement and Support Services at 315-332-2563 or 800-562-1650.