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 16 states 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 involving over one hundred organizations and ministries. Food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring at risk children are just some of the activities in which members engage.
Every Friday morning, Members pick up bakery products and deliver them to the Sister Maureen Joyce Center (SMJC) Food Pantry for distribution to families and individuals assisted by SMJC. Pick up by 7:30 AM at Au Bon Pain and Empire Plaza in Albany, NY and deliver to the SMJC Food Pantry on Sheriden Avenue in Albany, NY.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for Malades and Malades-in-Spirit from the Area who are participating in the 2019 Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Malades, Malades-in-Spirit, their families, and Caregivers are invited to join members for the evening. Father Kenneth Paulli, OFM, ChD, will be the Celebrant of the Mass at 6 pm at the Saint Pius X Church Chapel
23 Crumitie Road
Immediately following Mass, an information/orientation session will be held in Conference Room B for Pilgrimage participants.
Members and their guests will come together for the First Friday in May to attend the regularly scheduled Daily Mass at Mater Christi Church
40 Hopewell Street
The intentions of 2019 Malta pilgrims to Lourdes will be especially remembered at Mass. Attendees are invited to stop by Auxiliary Judy Farrell’s home (8 Carey Avenue, a few streets from the Church) immediately after Mass for light refreshments.