Court St.Ann, Mother of Mary  #2419

Circle of Love * Family


On October 29, 2021, our court, Ct. St. Ann, Mother of Mary #2419, hosted a free family movie night. It was the movie of "NOAH" from Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania. Two of our members with the help of two gentlemen from our local Knights of Columbus Chapter, ran the event.

There were approximately 30 people in attendance. We followed CDC guidelines requiring everyone to wear a mask and to social distance.

It was Halloween weekend, so we handed out goodie bags to all in attendance. The movie was enjoyed by all and I think it was a fun evening out for families.

We have passed the movie on to the Pallotine Sisters for them to show at the convent. I am sure they also have enjoyed the movie.

For many years our Court has been involved with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. We have participated in their fundraising "Walk for Housing" each year since 2014. It is inspiring to see the homes that have been refurbished or rebuilt during each year.

We have also been actively involved in the Women's Build since 2016. This has been most rewarding, working with and getting to know families who will be moving into these homes.

On May 11, 2018, five of our members helped with the Women's Build located at 15 1/2 Overlook Place, Newburgh, NY. It was a beautiful day for yard work, and that is exactly what was needed to be done, raking and cleaning out and creating beds for the flowers. No matter what the job or the toll it takes on our aging bodies, it is always worth it in the end to put our hearts and souls into these builds.

To date, 95 homes have been dedicated to families, who have completed extensive financial paperwork and several hours of work on the habitat Homes, not even knowing which home they had worked on would become their home. These families may not have known the pride and joy of homeownership had it not been for Habitat for Humanity. Eight of these homes were designated as Women's Builds.

Newburgh is our neighboring town, which over the past couple of decades has fallen into poverty, with drugs being sold on many street corners and violent crimes occuring daily. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is working with potential homebuyers and volunteers to revive this beautiful, historic Hudson River city one home and family at a time. There are whole blocks of homes that have been remodeled and repaired, housing happy, loving, and productive families.

"Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope." (Quoted from their website.)


Every year our Court adopts a family for Christmas. We provide them with food for celebrating the birth of our Savior, and we provide gifts for all members of the household.

From the Catholic Daughters National Website...

In today's society, there are many different types of families, each of which is equally viable as a supportive caring unit. A family is two or more people, who consider themselves family and who assume obligations, functions and responsibilities generally essential to a healthy family life style.

A true family provides its members with emotional and spiritual kinship through: shared values, beliefs, traditions, common experiences, activities and, unconditional love.

Courts should continue to strengthen family relations by interacting with one another in service and work of the family community. Families praying together, working together, and playing together will fully encompass the Circle of Love Program.

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