About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 Knights, Dames and volunteers in over 30 Areas working with the poor, sick, and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The Long Island Area of Malta sponsors and hosts a Christmas dinner party and entertainment for the residents of this 450 bed Catholic Nursing Home. Malta volunteers and their families serve dinner and provide hospitality to the residents. Prayer cards and Lourdes water have been provided to residents.
Long Island members, auxiliary, and their families visit and assist retired and infirm priests, brightening their home with Christmas decorations and cheer at this special time of our liturgical seasons. Members also prepare and print an annual Directory of Retired Priests in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which is distributed to the priests of the Diocese. Throughout the year members tend to the needs of the retired priests, and provide them with support and fellowship, such as a dinner or special night at the theater.
St. Martha’s Outreach
Members provide volunteer staffing of the Parish Outreach Center.