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.
The American Association offers Mass Cards to our members through Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The Mass Card is a beautiful portfolio with the Armorial Bearings of the Order on the front, a picture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the home church of the Association, and a beautiful page that you can personalize with the name of the donor and the name of the person(s) for whom the Mass will be offered. Masses can be offered for the repose of the soul of a loved one and for the intentions of someone who is living.
The Mass Card is presented in a 9″ x 11.5″ white leatherette booklet. Each booklet will come with two pages to be personalized, one for a Mass for a deceased person and one for a Mass for someone’s special intentions.
Mass Card recipients are remembered during Mass offered by Missionaries who are serving in third world countries. While some Masses may be offered at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the limited number of Masses available here and the high volume of requests that the Cathedral receives makes it impossible for all of them to be offered at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Msgr. Ritchie will make all arrangements for the Masses to be said.
In addition, once a year, all of the prior year’s Mass Card recipients will be remembered in a special Mass at the Lady Chapel at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on or near the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Boston Area Mass Cards
Click here to order Mass Cards for Lourdes, offered by the Boston Area.
Mass Card Order Form
The minimum requested donation is $50.00 per Mass Card. Please use the “Other” box to request an amount of Mass Cards not designated on the form. If you would like to pay by check, please click here to download the Mass Card form and submit it to the New York Office. Completed forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Please see the Mass Card form for more details.
Your pre-paid Mass Card(s) will be mailed to you for use as you need them. When you wish to use one, return the Recipient Information Post Card which will be included with the Mass Card. A Mass will then be arranged as you requested.