- Ladies Auxiliary? Old ladies!
- Ladies Auxiliary? Funeral helpers!
- Ladies Auxiliary? That raffle, right?
Ladies Auxiliary? Let me tell you.
Ladies Auxiliary is a diverse organization which includes all sorts of parishioners. Some women are retired, but most of us are still working in positions that cover everything from nurses, teachers, a judge, to accountants, lawyers, businesswomen. Moreover, while Ladies Auxiliary doesn’t have many women who have children in grade school, we do have all sorts of other women – moms with older children at home; with adult children; with adult children with their own children; with college aged children; women with no children; and women with and without spouses. In other words we have many different types of women.
Ladies Auxiliary also combines fundraising (the yearly raffle) with service, activities, parties, and spending money on various Church and School needs. For example in the last few years here is partial list of what we purchased:
Those lovely silver ciboria and chasuble (communion cups and communion plates) for the altar.
Yearly donations to the 7th grade to assist with the 8th grade graduation party (in fact we just gave them $100 extra given the larger size of classes)
We also paid for the Metro Theatre to perform for the entire school.
We also pay for the entire rectory staff and school faculty and staff to attend an annual Christmas party with us at a local restaurant. They work hard – and we want to treat them to an evening where they are served!
And finally this past spring and summer, we paid over $4000 to refurbish the altar curtains which were falling into disrepair.
So some stuff is obvious – some quiet. All needed.
Finally beyond the funerals, the fundraising, we have speakers, plan the Christmas Bazaar and do other activities. And talk. And eat. And network. And make friends. Our regular third Monday of the month meetings include a short business meeting with all these activities following. Generally meetings last about 90 meetings.
So Ladies Auxiliary? We are more than an easy description. Join us and see.