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Prayers Needed for Bethlehem

8/24/2021

Bethlehem has endured almost 17 months of the pandemic and the ensuing humanitarian and economic crisis. During this time, the economy has come to a complete halt without the usual influx of 500 tourist buses a day. 90% of the workforce is still without salaries. Some have managed to find ...

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Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage

Tess Malnight, Volunteer
8/12/2021

After a year of face masks, hand sanitizers, frantic grocery store runs for toilet paper, and social distancing, the 2021 pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help was a refreshing return ...

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Candidate Class of 2023 Member Applications Due

8/11/2021

The Application for New Membership in the Federal Association Candidate Class of 2023 is now available.

 

To access the application, please click here. 

The application is due Friday, November 5, 2021.

 

The application is also ...

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Houston Region Celebrates Investiture and Ordination

Cathy Hotze, DM
8/11/2021

On the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Houston Region celebrated the Mass and Investiture of the Class of 2020.

The following were invested: Jessica Aresta DaSilva DM, Causey Coffield DM, Michael Coffield KM ...

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Prayers Needed for Bethlehem

8/24/2021

Bethlehem has endured almost 17 months of the pandemic and the ensuing humanitarian and economic crisis. During this time, the economy has come to a complete halt without the usual influx of 500 tourist buses ...

read more

Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage

Tess Malnight, Volunteer
8/12/2021

After a year of face masks, hand sanitizers, frantic grocery store runs for toilet paper, and social distancing, the 2021 pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help was a refreshing return ...

read more

Candidate Class of 2023 Member Applications Due

8/11/2021

The Application for New Membership in the Federal Association Candidate Class of 2023 is now available.

 

To access the application, please click here. 

The application is due Friday, November 5, 2021.

 

The application is also ...

read more

Houston Region Celebrates Investiture and Ordination

Cathy Hotze, DM
8/11/2021

On the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Houston Region celebrated the Mass and Investiture of the Class of 2020.

The following were invested: Jessica Aresta DaSilva DM, Causey Coffield DM, Michael Coffield KM ...

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Syracuse Region Investiture

Joan Cincotta, DM
7/26/2021

On July 15 an Investiture ceremony took place in Skaneateles, New York at St. Mary's of the Lake Church to invest the newest member in the Syracuse Region, Lisa Scuderi Bruno.  Her investiture would ...

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Baltimore & Lancaster Regions Investiture

John White, KM
7/26/2021

After postponement due to Covid, the time finally arrived for Investiture! The Baltimore and Lancaster regions held a joint Investiture Mass at Ss. Philip & James Catholic Church in Baltimore. Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore was ...

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Chicago Region Investiture

Maria Kelly, DM
6/29/2021

The Chicago Region welcomed four new knights from its Class of 2020 in an Investiture Mass attended by about 100 people on May 22 at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago.

While ...

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Basilica of St. Mary Corpus Christi Mass and Procession

Mary A. D. Petrino, DM and Peter-Anthony Pappas, KM
6/6/2021

On June 6, members of the Northern Virginia Region participated in a traditional Eucharistic Procession for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Leading the procession ...

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Zoom to Bethlehem with Holy Family Hospital Foundation

Sip and See
6/2/2021

Federal Association Dames and friends from the DC, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Syracuse regions gathered virtually at the invitation of Holy Family Hospital Foundation for its annual Mother-Daughter Friendship Tea on May 16. We ...

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A Legacy of Care in Baltimore

Dr. Harry W. Johnson, Jr., KM
5/19/2021

Adjacent to The Basilica of the Assumption, America’s first Catholic cathedral, is My Sister's Place Women's Center. Administered by Catholic Charities, it is Baltimore’s longest-serving day shelter and resource center for ...

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2021 Grant Applications Due

Don Patteson, KM, and Maria Kelly, DM
5/19/2021

The 2021 grant application is available on the Members Only section of the Federal Association’s website and is quickly approaching the June 1 deadline for submission.

If the members of your region are actively ...

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Bluffton Region Invests Four New Members

Diana Shertenlieb, DM
5/6/2021

Four new members were invested in the new Bluffton, South Carolina Region last month at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Bluffton.  

Through long months of postponement becausof COVID restrictions these ...

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Palliative Care Issues: Planning for Advanced Care

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
4/8/2021

Editor 's note: This is one in a series of articles explaining the Church's teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues, and explore potential practical applications of these teachings. 

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the ...

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Oklahoma City Invests Class of 2020

Peter de Keratry, KM
4/8/2021

Last month the Oklahoma City Region, which is in formation, hosted a Solemn Mass of Investiture for the class of 2020, welcoming its first new members.

 

The five new members are: Benjamin Michael Barresi of ...

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Naples Group a Blended Membership

Jeanne Murtaugh, DM
3/25/2021

Members of the Order in Naples, Florida come from both the Federal and American associations, though they recognize no such distinctions among themselves. Rather, the main distinction is between the year-round minority and the seasonal ...

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Holy Family Hospital Update

3/25/2021
Like everywhere, the Holy Family Hospital, Bethlehem, has had a difficult year, but over 4,000 babies were born there in 2020, and received exemplary care
 
Ambassador Michele Bowe, President of the Holy Family Hospital ...
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Pope and Malteser International Trip to Iraq

Malteser International Americas
3/11/2021

It is with great excitement that we share the news that Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq (March 5-8) included a stop in the northern Niniveh Plains, where Malteser International is leading a large project to ...

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Noreen Falcone, GCM

Margaret Melady, GCM
2/25/2021

Noreen Falcone, who died February 6, was a trailblazer for our Federal Association and the Order of Malta. Invested in the Order in 1993, she became a founding member of the Syracuse Region. Already a ...

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Palliative Cares Issues: The Anointing of the Sick

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
2/25/2021

Dr Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director of CNYAIM, a St. Joseph Health clinically integrated network (CIN), and is also the medical director of the Trinity Health Integrated Care ACO as well as ...

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Savannah Serves a Season of Celebration and Blessing

Marguerite D. Baxter, DM
2/11/2021

Members and volunteers of the Order’s Savannah Developing Region had a busy November and December supporting the Social Apostolate’s programs to bring the holidays to their clients—homeless people and others living on ...

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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated