May 9, 2013
REGIONAL REPORT - ROOM IN THE INN FOR CHARLOTTE'S HOMELESS
In the heart of Charlotte’s business and cultural hub known as “Uptown” you will find St. Peter’s Catholic Church. In concert with over 100 other congregations in the greater Charlotte area, St. Peter’s partners with the Urban Ministry Center to provide overnight accommodations for more than 1,500 homeless people during the four cold-weather months.
Initiated under the leadership of the late Harry Grim, our first Hospitaller, and carried on by Dr. Don Joyce and now Jerry Schmitt, this Room In The Inn program has become a core commitment of the Charlotte Region for the past fifteen years. Click here to read more –
DAY OF REFLECTION STRESSES BONDS BETWEEN THOSE IN AND OUT OF PRISON
“Be mindful of those in prison as though you were in prison with them.”
This verse from the Letter to the Hebrews set the theme as 50 members of the Order and friends attended the Federal Association’s annual Spring Day of Reflection in Washington, DC, on Saturday, April 20.
Speakers included Rev. Michael Bryant, founder of Prison Outreach Ministry; Dr. Janelle Goetcheus, Chief Medical Officer of Unity Healthcare, which provides care for the homeless and poor of Washington, DC ; and two special guests, Ms. Diane Twyman and Mr. Samuel Buggs, both ex-offenders. Click here to read more -
A recording of the program, "I Was in Prison," can be found on the Spiritual Activities page of the Federal website.
WOUNDED WARRIORS LUNCH AT WALTER REED
Order of Malta Washington area Knights, Dames and Candidates, joined by the Johanniter Order, hosted a luncheon on May 5 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the Wounded Warriors, families and staff in the trauma ward.
These patients are days away from injury and their families are recently arrived and dislocated. We served about 150 in the hospital a menu of sandwiches, pasta and potato salads, fruit and the famous, and always appreciated, Georgetown Cupcakes.
Volunteers and Warriors all enjoyed rewarding interactions and we are developing relationships where we are able to offer assistance in other ways. Food service on the weekends for the supporting families and staff is very limited, so our menu on Sunday was a welcome respite. Click here to read more -
GRANT APPLICATIONS - DUE MAY 13!
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES - MAY 15
Your 2013 Annual Dues must be in by May 15. If you have any questions about your dues please call the Director of Development at 202-331-2494 or email Dani De Witt.
LOURDES PILGRIMS RETURN HOME
Our 2013 Pilgrimage to Lourdes came to a successful close yesterday. We will have more details on the week in the next Order of Malta Moment.
In the meantime, those on Facebook can view the day by day events and photos.
Hundreds of photos taken by Peter Scudner, KM can be viewed here. - Margaret Melady, DM
UPCOMING EVENTS :
May 11 - Syracuse, NY - Pancake Breakfast - Assumption Parish Center - Volunteers arrive at 7:30 AM. Contact - John Clark
May 22 - Charlotte, NC - Pregnancy Resource Center Dedication Day - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Presbyterian Medical Plaza. Contact - Jerry Schmitt
June 5 Pittsburgh, PA - St. John the Baptist Annual Mass and Dinner - with Bishop David Zubik. Mass - The Oratory, 6:30 PM. Dinner - Pittsburgh Golf Club following Mass. Contact - Dan McGrogan or Ph. 412-496-4626
June 7 Syracuse, NY - First Friday Mass - Breakfast and Speaker - 7:00 AM. Contact - Pat Fallon
June 14- Houston, TX - Summer Series Part I (Membership in the Order, Regulations and Commentary)- 6:00 PM - Sandvig home. Fr. Brendan Cahill will lead the discussion followed by dinner. For more information Contact - Doug Sandvig
June 21 – Hartford, CT – Federal Association’s “primary observance” of the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Mass – Cathedral of St. Joseph with Auxiliary Bishop Christie Macaluso as the celebrant and Fr. Douglas Mosey, Magistral Chaplain from Hartford, as the homilist. There will be dinner after Mass at the Town and County Club.
June 21- Houston, TX - Feast of St. John the Baptist - Mass celebrated by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo - 6:00 PM at the Chapel of St. Mary Seminary on Memorial Drive. Dinner will follow at Lakeside County Club. For more information Contact - Doug Sandvig
June 21 - Syracuse, NY - Annual Day of Retreat - Christ the King Retreat House - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, followed by June Dinner Meeting. Contact - Jim Cirincione
June 22 - Mass for the Disabled and Caregivers -5:00PM, St. Judes, Allen -Texas. The Most Rev. John D. Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas, will be the celebrant. Contact - Kip Rolland
June 24 - Columbus, OH - St. John the Baptist Church 6:00 PM Mass - with Bishop Frederick Campbell - followed by dinner and wine tasting - Café Del Mondo, 659 N. 4th St. Columbus, OH 43215. Contact
July 12 - Houston, TX - Summer Series Part III (Rules and Regulations of the Order)- 6:00 PM - Hewitt home. Fra James-Michael Von Stroebel will lead the discussion followed by dinner. For more information Contact - Les Hewitt
July 19-20 – Emmitsburg, MD - Lourdes Reunion - ALL former pilgrims invited. Mt. St. Mary’s University
August 9- Houston, TX - Summer Series Part III (Second Class of the Order)- 6:00 PM - Belton home. Fra Tom Mulligan will lead the discussion followed by dinner. For more information Contact - Elisabeth Belton
October 17 – 20 - Wash DC - Investiture Weekend
November 1-3 Annual Retreat - St. Vincent's Archabbey with Fr. Justin Matro, See brochure for information, or Contact - Dan McGrogan or Ph. 412-496-4626