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.
St. Mary of the Assumption Friary
2180 South Street
The day with Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will begin with the Rosary at 9:30 AM, followed by Holy Mass at 10:00 AM, work projects for the community until 1:00 PM and lunch (please bring your own and something to share). From 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, there will be Reflections, Holy Hour, an opportunity for Confession, and Benediction.
Click here to email lower Hudson Valley regional Hospitaller, Dr. Michael Kortbus for further information.
The Area’s celebration of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist will begin with the Holy Sacrifice of Mass at historic Saint Mary’s Church
10 Lodge Street
The Most Reverend Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany and Conventual Chaplain of the Order, will be the principal Celebrant. Immediately following Mass, dinner will be at the Fort Orange Club
110 Washington Avenue
The Area will provide, prepare, and serve lunch for the South End of Albany community at the Welcome Table (soup kitchen) located at Saint John’s/Saint Ann’s Center
88 Fourth Avenue
Volunteers are asked to be at the Center by 11:00 AM and will complete this service for our neighbors in need by 1:30 PM. To RSVP, click here to email Peter Maloy, click here to email Joan Kehoe, or call 518-433-9429.