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 inspiring 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.
Newark Archdiocese Hospitaller Troy Simmons has requested a few volunteers to move food into Mercy House’s newest building in Hackensack. Mercy House is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark that is part of the Respect Life Office, offering long-term support to expectant mothers, individuals dealing with addiction, or those in abusive relationships. The Order has financially supported Mercy House and wants to continue to be supportive of their efforts.
Mercy House is being expanded from its facility in Newark to an additional new facility in Hackensack. Cheryl Riley, whom many of you know as the Director of the Respect Life Program for the Archdiocese of Newark, has asked the Order to assist her in moving food items from a food pantry in Hackensack to Mercy House’s new facility in Hackensack. Cheryl will let us use Mercy House’s van to move the items.
We have need for a few volunteers to help move items from 9:00 to 11:30 A.M.. This will occur right before the Order’s monthly ID program at St. Ann’s in Newark.
This is just a few days away, so please email our Mercy House point of contact, John Valeri,Esq., KM, at your earliest convenience if you are available.