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.
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.
Mass will be offered for the repose of the souls of deceased Area members. The Mass will be offered by Father Kenneth Paulli, OFM, ChD at the Saint Mary of the Angel’s Chapel, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville 12211. Guests are welcome.
Members will provide, prepare and serve lunch at Saint John’s/St. Ann’s Center
88 Fourth Avenue
Members of the South End of Albany community will be our guests at the Welcome Table (soup kitchen) located at the Center. Volunteers are needed from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:30 pm in this important and fun way to serve our neighbors in need.
Family and friends (including children over age 12) are welcome to join members in this service opportunity. Members are asked to let Jean Maloy, DM, (email@example.com,  365-3892) or Joan Kehoe, DM, (firstname.lastname@example.org,  433-9429) know if they will participate.