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.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Catholic parish within the walls of Green Haven Prison, built with great courage and heroic effort by Father Donovan, who was Chaplain at the prison for 40 years.
Much of the Chapel was built by Catholic inmates. The chapel art is of St. Paul, shown first as a criminal being part of the stoning of Stephen, and then as a great witness to the faith. Area Dame Jennifer Van Tuyl and her husband Knight John Donoghue have taught Catholic Bible and Catechism classes to inmates at Greenhaven (located in Stormville, N.Y.) for several years.
In light of the Order’s work in Prison Ministry, all Members are invited to join the Upstate New York Area for this special celebration.
If you would like to participate, please let Jennifer know ASAPat firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 582-5234 so that your name can be included with those for whom gate clearance is requested.
Please Note: Attendees must arrive by 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. Mass.