Order of Malta Moment

April 20, 2012

New Candidates Begin Formation

Please welcome these Candidates of the Class of 2013 who have begun their journey to membership in the Order of Malta by participating in the Days of Formation in Charlotte, NC on April 19-20, 2012.

Fernando Acosta-Rua, Ph.D - Jacksonville, FL (G.Weedon, K. Weedon)
Cara Aghajanian - Alexandria, VA (D.Zolandz, B. Braddock)
Anthony Barna - Pittsburgh, PA (T. Celli, L. Astorino)
W.David Bass - Dallas, TX (R.Kelly, R.Touissant)
Marguerite Baxter - Arlington, VA (J.Teske, R. Lively)
Richard Birrer, M.D. - Dharan, Saudi Arabia (J.Duggan, T. Melady)
Paul Camarata, M.D. - Overland Park, KS (S.Reintjes, A.Welsh)
Claudio Cioffi, Ph.D. - Washington, DC (D. Lincoln, G. Young)
James Crawford - Olathe, KS (T. Weiford, D. Knopke)
John Dale - Skaneateles, NY (M. Fitzgerald, J. Cirincione)
Gabino DeLeon - Bethesda, MD (J. Butler, M. Hosford)
Anthony DeMarino - Arlington, VA (T. Mealdy, J. Lenczowski)
Mark Dunn - Liverpool, NY (J. Cirincione, P. Drescher)
Robert Edmonds - Summerfield, NC (S.Johnson, A.Abram)
Richard Erickson - Jacksonville, FL (J.Dolan, J. Demetree)
Maureen Evans - Friendswood, TX (K.Signorelli, M.Riesmeyer)
Robert Fitzgerald - Leawood, KS (T.Weiford, D.Knopke)
Thomas Freeman - Mission Hills, KS (M.Haverty, J. Massman)
Rebecca Freyvogel-Mousseau - Pittsburgh, PA (D. McGrogan, R.Petnuch)
Margo Geddie - Houston, TX (K.Signorelli, M.Malloy)
Janine Geske - Milwaukee, WI (W.Drew, J.Miller)
Francis Grasberger III - Lancaster, PA (P.Whalen, T.Beeman)
Frank Grass, M.D. - Charlotte, NC (D.Joyce, J. Tronco)
Timothy Gunderman - Charlotte, NC (A.Lopez-Ibanez, D.Joyce)
Travis Ann Hewitt - Houston, TX (K.Signorelli, D. Patteson)
Mark Hotze - Sugar Land, TX (L.Massey, R. Signorelli)
Ronald Jones - Jacksonville, FL (L.Walsh, R. Shircliff)
Windsor Kaldy - Katy, TX (R.Riesmeyer, R. Signorelli)
Peter Kelliher - Chicago, IL (J. Quail, T. Makarewicz)
James Koltes - Washington, DC (D.Brown, J.Nolan)
David Kulik - Ponte Vedra, FL (R. Shircliff, E.Bono)
Joseph Ledlie - Atlanta, GA (F. Hanna, C. Whitney)
Katherine Lee - Potomac, MD (M. Bowe, J.Glasgow)
Daniel Lewis - Oakton, VA (T. Melady, J. Lenczowski)
Guy Lizotte - Greensboro, NC (G. Fly, A. Abram)
Daniel McCarthy - Milwaukee, WI (D. Meehan, W. Drew)
Laura Mead - Fairfax, VA (T. White, C.McManus)
Susan Melvin - Greensboro, NC (A. Wos, G. Fly)
Richard Menze - Charlotte, NC (R. Gallagher, R. Hoefling)
Peter Moore - Jacksonville, FL (G. Weedon, M. Acosta-Rua)
Nancy Neuhoff - Dallas, TX (S.Stanzel, J. Mead)
Ross Neville - Dallas, TX (R. Touissant, H. Westerman)
John W. Noble, M.D. - Lake Charles, LA (C. Jones, J. Halloran)
Richard C. Oustalet - Jennings, LA (C. Jones, J. Halloran)
Paula Paglioni - Kennesaw, GA (D. Shertenlieb, J. Krygiel)
Douglas Perret - Lafayette, LA (D. Bouligny, R. Haynie)
Carol Presley - Charlotte, NC (K. Tronco, J. Tronco)
Michael Quigley - Arlington, VA (A. Carter, J. Hoy)
Clair Raubenstine - Huntingdon Valley, PA (G. Gunning, R. Martino)
Peter Redpath - Alexandria, VA (G. Giblin, S. Bloch)
Mary Romero - Charlotte, NC (J. Tronco, K. Tronco)
Malcolm Stark, M.D. - Greensboro, NC (G. Fly, S. Johnson)
James W. Taneyhill, D.D.S. - Baldwin, MD (P. Monaghan, G.E. Dickey)
Sarah Thibault - Lancaster, PA (C. McCormick, P. Whalen)
Patricia Turpin - Kennesaw, GA (G. Shertenlieb, P. Krygiel)
Brent Vlcek - Alexandria, VA (T. Melady, J. Lenczowski)
Peter Wienert - Bristow, VA (T. White, W. Keegan)
Janet Wilkins - Alexandria, VA (B. Braddock, C. Egge)
Judith Wood - Waxahachie, TX (J. Mead, T. Martter)

Federal Association Outlines New Election Process

This year will mark the beginning of a new process for the Federal Association elections—a process outlined by a special committee, and approved by the Board and members alike. More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks. A quick overview of the process for 2012 includes: Candidates for President should be servant leaders and Members will self nominate. The Nominating committee will vet candidates’ credentials relative to the requirements outlined in the By-Law changes. Candidates will be bound by a pledge not to campaign for the position and they will summit to the members a 300 word qualifications statement. The Notice of Election will be sent by June 1 and will outline which offices are open, who presently holds the offices, and which positions are eligible for a second term. By July 1, nominations for President and Directors will be due.

The election cycle will be different than is past. Most of the election process will be held in August, and summer mailing address information will need to be available to the Office. More details will be forthcoming.

Join the Virtual Pilgrimage

Even if you aren’t going to Lourdes, you can ‘see’ Lourdes through our Pilgrimage page on Facebook (just like Sovereign Order of Malta- Lourdes Pilgrimage) and by following Malta Moment on Twitter. You'll receive updates of the Pilgrimage from Federal Association members in Lourdes and be with them virtually. If you are already a Twitter user enter your Twitter account, follow Malta Moment. For additional assistance contact Alan Veeck, KM if you need assistance.

And, your petitions can be placed at our Lady’s feet in the Grotto, but hurry! Petitions must be received by Apr 25 Print your name and address clearly on the return section of your envelope. This will enable us to send an acknowledgment card from Lourdes the day that your petitions are delivered to the Grotto. You may fill out more than one form and place it in the same envelope. Your intentions will not be unfolded or read Click here to access the form. Please do not email or fax your petitions.

Lourdes Novena: Week 8

Prayer for the Eighth Week

(See the March 2nd Order of Malta Moment for the Novena Prayer, and pray this week 8 prayer.)

Our Lady of Lourdes, support of the Holy Church, pray for us. Protect the Holy Father, and fill him with the light of the Holy Spirit. May we always have a filial love for him. May we be faithful to his voice; and may those who have gone astray come back to the Church to console the heart of our beloved Pontiff. Bless all priests, especially all those who make you known and loved. Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.

Upcoming Events:

Apr 21 - NoVA - Cherrydale Health and Rehab Center, 9 AM Mass at St. Agnes Church followed by service. Volunteers needed. Contact: Terry White
April 21 - Wash DC - Federal Association Day of Reflection - Washington Theological Union - 9:00 - 2:00. All members and candidates invited. Click here for RSVP form.
Apr 23 - Atlanta - Defense of Faith, Holy Spirit Church Side B, McDonough Hall. 7:PM. Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by Pre-Lourdes Dinner at the Rectory. Contact: Diane Festa
May 2-9 - Lourdes Pilgrimage.
May 4 - Syracuse - First Friday Mass and Breakfast at 7 AM. Contact: Margaret Martin
May 12 - Syracuse - Assumption Church Pancake Breakfast - Volunteers arrive by 7:30 AM. Contact: John Clark
May 17 - Baltimore - Volunteers needed for My Sister’s Place Women’s Shelter 3rd Tuesday Dinner 4-6:30 PM Contact: Margie Counselman
May 22 - Lancaster, PA - Defense of the Faith Series, “With Liberty and Justice for Some”, featuring Marie Hilliard, Ph.D., DM. Dr. Hilliard is Director of Bioethics and Public Policy at The National Catholic Bioethics Center. Mass 6:30, with lecture following at St. John Neumann Church. Contact: Pat Whalen
May 28 - Syracuse - Malta House Birthday Party; arrive by 2:30 PM. Contact: Kathy Mezzalingua
Jun 11 - Kansas City, MO - The St. James Place Steak and T-shirt Dinner for the hungry; contact Georgia Lynch for details.
Jun 16-17 - Annual Spring Retreat of the Federal Association; St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore; Rev. Thomas Hurst, S.S., retreat director. Click here for RSVP form.
Jun 19 - Wash DC - St. John the Baptist Mass & Reception; St. Matthew's Cathedral; 6:30 PM; His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, celebrant. Contact: Joe Dempsey
Jun 19 - Baltimore - Volunteers needed for My Sister’s Place Women’s Shelter 3rd Tuesday Dinner 4-6:30 PM Contact: Margie Counselman
Jun 22 - Lancaster, PA - Federal Association's primary observance of the Feast of St. John the Baptist; Mass - St. Mary's Church, 6:00 PM; dinner at the Hamilton Club. Contact: Pat Whalen