About The Council
The name of our Council is derived from the Latin words, Mater Dei, meaning “Mother of God”. It was chartered fifty-five years ago on December 18, 1955. Beginning with a few dozen members, we currently have nearly 300 members. Through the vision, hard work, and perseverance of the founding members, our Council, from its early years, was able to secure a place which they called their own – the Council Home.
The Council continues to serve two Catholic Churches in our service area: Saint Anastasia in Newtown Square and St. Pius X in Broomall. These are the two premier parish communities the Council and its members are steadfastly committed to doing almost anything the Pastors ask of them (such as ushering, providing the services of Honor Guard, or Color Corps, Pastoral Council, Parish Round Table, and the like).
We consider ourselves blessed and very fortunate in having many talented and determined brother knights as our members, who undertook various projects and programs that were proven to be of human interest and value. Serving as Grand Knights and other elected officers, as well as Chairmen of various committees, these bands of brothers have always responded to the issues and concerns that were presented to the Council. They earned reputation for their tireless and selfless involvement, expertise, fairness and overall achievement to the extent that many of our Council members were brought to bear on the Pennsylvania K of C State Council, where they served as Cabinet officers under individual State Deputies, and as Chairmen of a number of Committees for so many years. Currently, three of our members are serving at the State Council. They are: our Financial Secretary, Rick Terroni serving as State Secretary; one of our Trustees, Joe Caromano serving as Chairman of the C.O.A.L. (Chance Of A Lifetime) Raffle Committee, and our Judge Advocate, Bob Barson serving as Editor of the State Council’s newsletter, The Keystone Knight.