Order of Malta


Scranton Spirituality in Action

Baby Blanket Distribution

Start Date: 2016
Four Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary of the Scranton Area purchased customize Order of Malta blankets to deliver to the St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The Center provides baby clothes and equipment to the needy.

Blanket Distribution

Ten members of the Scranton Area Order purchased customized Order of Malta fleece blankets to distribute to those in need. Thanks to local agencies, these Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary were able to bring these blankets to the poor and marginalized in the Scranton Area.

Christmas Project

Start Date: 2015
Ten area members purchase, wrap, and distribute Christmas gifts to a family in need. One of our members spends several hours each year looking for the perfect gifts to give.

Distribution of Toiletries

Start Date: 2016
Ten Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary collected, bought, and packaged toiletries for patients of the Leahy Clinic at the University of Scranton.

Family to Family

A Scranton Area member distributes groceries to the poor and marginalized.

Knoebel’s Park Outing

Start Date: 2014
Three members of the Scranton Area Order financially support the Catherine McAuley Center for its annual day trip for clients to a local amusement park.

Malade Mass

Start Date: 2016
Ten Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary members host a healing Mass for members, malades, and caregivers at the University of Scranton. Members organize the Mass and a dinner afterwards.

Presentation on Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ

In 2016, ten Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary planned a Mass and talk on Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, Servant of God. Members helped with advertising the event and planning the liturgy.

Prison Ministry

A member of the Scranton Area distributes Bibles and Prayer Books to women inmates in the local prison. This member has also provided tutoring sessions to these women.

St. Francis Soup Kitchen

Eight Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary serve dinner at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Members served food, cleaned up, and provided a donation to the kitchen.

St. Gianna Mass

Start Date: 2016
Ten members set up a Mass and breakfast at the University of Scranton in honor of St. Gianna. These Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary promoted the Mass to members, provided music for the Mass, and contacted the Gianna Society to arrange a speaker who brought relics of the Saint.

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

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New York, NY 10022
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