The life of our parish community continues to thrive through many organizations and societies. These groups enrich the parish family by providing opportunities get to know each other, to grow stronger in our faith, to use our talents in service to our parish community, and to convert our faith into action.
You are invited to join these communities – both official Mater Dei groups as well as independent organizations who meet at Mater Dei – in helping bring grace and charity to our parish.
Contact: Mike Drake – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mater Dei Adoration Society organizes parish-wide visitation hours during which the Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration. The principle recurring adoration event is on the First Friday of every month.
Contact: Carlos Valdivia – email@example.com
As Catholics, we treasure the “most beautiful thing this side of Heaven” and our altar boys helps us to preserve this sacred tradition. Altar boys assist the priest at the altar during the Sacrifice of the Mass and other liturgical events.
Contact: Valerie Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangement and upkeep of the flowers on the altars at Mater Dei. Even if you don’t know how to arrange flowers, you can participate by helping to prep the flowers for the arrangers or maintaining the arrangements during the week.
Contact: Cecilia Bralick – email@example.com
The Mater Dei Altar Society is responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of the sacristy, confessionals, baptistery, and sanctuary. We operate as five teams, with one team working every Saturday of each month.
Blessed Frassati Group
Contact: Debbie Malain – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blessed Frassati Group is a spiritual and fellowship group for Mater Dei attendees in their 20s and 30s (married or single). We host spiritual and social events centered on our devotion to the Catholic Faith and the Traditional Latin Mass.
Contact: Kimberly Walters – email@example.com
The primary purpose of the many Choral Ensembles of Mater Dei is to praise and glorify almighty God through the use of Sacred Music. We also honor Mary and the Saints and help beautify the Liturgical worship through our singing.
Garden and Landscape Club
Contact: Valerie Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Helps beautify and enhance our parish grounds: planting and maintaining flowers, trees, gardens (including vegetable and fruits) and other types of landscape including grottos and statues.
Little Flowers (Young Girls social & spiritual group)
Contact: Claire Dodge – email@example.com
Mater Dei Homeschool Group (MDHSG)
Contact: Jamie Pinkerton – firstname.lastname@example.org
A support group for Catholic homeschoolers who are Mater Dei parishioners or friends. We provide support through monthly Mom meetings, liturgical year festivities, fellowship & fun events, service work, field trips and resource & information sharing.
Men at the Altar (Adult Male Altar Servers)
Contact: Adam Weesner – email@example.com
Men’s Discussion Group
Contact: Steve Boor – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Men’s Discussion Group assists and supports men of the parish in growing stronger and more knowledgeable in our traditional Catholic faith. Meetings are once per month, usually on the last Wed or last Thurs, after the Holy Mass ends for that evening.
Contact: Danielle Van der Putten – email@example.com
Michael’s Miscarriage Ministry helps with: Informational resources including pro-life healthcare providers; Emotional Support for your family, including fathers and siblings; Practical support like meals, childcare, and help around the house with a care calendar.
Contact: Angela Heiter – firstname.lastname@example.org
We join with many other faithful throughout the diocese proclaiming the Gospel of Life through events such as 40 Days for Life, Life Chain, and the annual March and Rally for Life in Dallas.
Contact: Angela Heiter – email@example.com
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers at Mater Dei are propagating devotion to the Most Holy Rosary, and hope to make available many Rosaries for our Parish use and also for the missions.
Safety Team and Ushers
Contact: Tom Brugger – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safety Team are men of the parish who assist at the Sunday Masses to create a safe and friendly atmosphere by greeting and assisting visitors, directing parishioners to seats, taking up the collection, distributing the Sunday Bulletin, and helping out with safety as needed.
St. Padre Pio Lay Group
Contact: Jamie Gogo – email@example.com
Contact: Debbie Malain – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mater Dei parish has a Sunday Social in the parish hall after the 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. There are five teams who take turns setting up the drinks and food each month, and cleaning up afterwards.
Contact: David Vidimos – email@example.com