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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

102717 CDA anniversarySALISBURY — The Catholic Daughters Court Sacred Heart 1759 celebrated the 60th anniversary of their charter Oct. 8. Three of the charter members – Thelma Boulus (the first regent), Charlotte Gardner and Charlotte Taylor – were present for Mass, offered at Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury by Father Lucas Rossi, parochial vicar.

Court Sacred Heart was started in 1957 by 38 women of Sacred Heart Parish. Today’s Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters include members aged 21-100. Gerry Butler, the oldest living member, turned 100 this year.

She has been a member since 1958 and has served as a local, state and national regent for Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Vickie Kotlarz is the current regent. Other officers include Ellen Kirk, Elia Gegorek and Phyllis Renn. The current members are pictured with Father John Eckert, pastor.
— Bill Washington, correspondent