Order of Malta


New Jersey Area’s Bob and Sue Sameth Honored in Patterson Diocese


At the observance of the feast day of St. John the Baptist on Sunday, June 26, 2022, Bob and Sue Sameth, KM/DM were recognized by the Order of Malta in Rome and the Grand Chancellor for their continuing efforts through their Backpack Ministry to provide sustenance for nutrition-challenged youngsters throughout the COVID isolation period.

Once a month members gathered at Christ the King Parish to fill 240 backpacks of non-perishable food items for three-to-five-year-old youngsters. The bags are then transported to a daycare center in Paterson where they are distributed to the children at the end of the month when family food stamp benefits may run out and supplemental nutrition is required.


Order of Malta

American Association, U.S.A
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish House
14 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522