Mater Dei Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary started several years after the founding of the Council for the purpose of assisting the Knights in their projects. The Auxiliary meets at 7:30 PM in the Council Home on the second Monday of each month beginning in September and ending in May. Dues for each member are $5.00 per year. The membership consists of wives, daughters, mothers and sisters of the Council members, as well as any woman who is a widow of a former member, and other Catholic women in good standing.
The members of the Auxiliary are involved in a multitude of activities: assisting in Council socials (such as, Installation of Council Officers, decorating the Council Hall when needed), coordinating religious events (such as Memorial Day Mass, and Light Up for Christ), helping with the Children’s Christmas Party, raising funds for the U.S.Veterans’ organizations like USO, bake sale, visiting local nursing homes, sending gifts overseas to the U.S service men and women, and a host of others. In addition, the auxiliary provides an open forum for their members to discuss and plan for any project that may be of social and religious interest to them vis-à-vis the Council members.
The Auxiliary has its own Bye-Laws that are followed and safeguarded by its elected officers.
In short, the Mater Dei Ladies Auxiliary is a real “Helping Hand” to the Council members and their activities; they are truly an inseparable entity -- ready and eager to assist the Council whenever, wherever and however they can.