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Lancaster Scrubs Special Grotto

Kathy Kingston, DM
6/24/2022

The Lancaster Region recently spent time doing a clean-up for a special Grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes at the St. Anne Retirement Home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The day began with a prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes. Participants weeded, cut back ivy, scrubbed the statuary and Stations of the ...

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Lafayette Region Recognized by Catholic Charities

Paul David, KMOb
6/24/2022

The Lafayette (Louisiana) Region was recently awarded the Diocese of Lafayette Monsignor Alexander O. Sigur Legacy Award for its work with the local Catholic Charities.

In its press release, Catholic Charities of Acadiana noted that ...

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Grant Funds Catholic Worker House Renovation

Tom Kingston, KM
6/15/2022
A major kitchen renovation at The Catholic Worker House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania was enabled by a $25,000 grant from the Federal Association nine months ago. The Lancaster Region is actively involved there year-round working ...
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2021 Atlanta Region Advent Retreat

Jackie Bohling, DM
12/29/2021

The Atlanta Region held its annual Advent Retreat at the Ignatius House Retreat Center in Atlanta. The Rev. Peter Fink, a Jesuit priest there, celebrated Mass with 20 knights and dames and a few family ...

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Knights, Dames, and Chaplains Bring Hope to the Mothers and Babies of Bethlehem

Ambassador Michèle Bowe, DM, and Peter-Anthony Pappas, KM
12/29/2021

The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation has redoubled its efforts to deliver life, peace, and hope in a Bethlehem besieged by the pandemic which has brought about a crippling economic crisis. Since March 2020 ...

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Photo: Holy Angels provides long-term, 24-hour care to 94 individuals in need in the Charlotte Region

2021 Federal Association Annual Stewardship Appeal

12/29/2021

Holy Angels serves the most vulnerable of the population who are medically fragile and require intensive long-term care. Because of your donations to the Annual Stewardship Appeal, the Federal Association was able to give Holy ...

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Members Host Thanksgiving for Gatekeepers Group

Diane Oakley, DM
12/15/2021

Knights, dames, and members of auxiliary from the Washington DC and Montgomery County regions hosted a celebration of Thanksgiving for those involved in Gatekeepers, a program based in Hagerstown, Maryland that assists ex-offenders with their ...

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Kathryn Abell Honored for Extensive Service

Fra' Thomas Mulligan, President
12/15/2021

Kathryn Abell, GCMOb, recently received a unique honor from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master and the Sovereign Council with the conferral of the Sash of the Grand Cross of Magistral Grace to accompany her ...

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Fra' Matthew Festing's Funeral Service

12/3/2021
The funeral of Fra' Matthew Festing will be held Friday, December 3rd at 8:00 AM ET/ 7:00 AM CT.
 
During the funeral, there will be three live streaming services available:
 
1. Malta's ...
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Pictured at Guardian Catholic School Thanksgiving Food Distribution in the inner city are: Dr. Pat Hutton, KM, Mike O’Hare, KM, Debbie English and Kevin English, KM, Jane Lanier, DM, and Dr. John McKenzie, KM

Coats Bring Warm Smiles in Jacksonville

Jane Lanier, DM
11/30/2021

The Jacksonville Region has had the opportunity to distribute Malta coats in several locations under the direction of Mike O'Hare, KM. These coats are part of the Oklahoma City Region project, and we applaud ...

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Haiti Update: Hopital Sacre Coeur

Dr. Joe Giere, KM, Joan Glasgow, DM, and Anne Blum, DM
11/30/2021

As it has since 2015, Our Lady of Mercy parish in Potomac, Maryland designated its second collection for Thanksgiving weekend to enriching the daily nutrition of students at the school of Immaculee Concepcion parish in ...

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Solemn Mass for the Feast of Blessed Karl of Austria

Peter-Anthony Pappas, KM, Brandon Brown, KM, Domenico Musso, KM, and Julius Jackson, Aux.
11/17/2021

On October 21, the Federal Association participated in the Solemn Mass for the Feast of Blessed Karl of Austria at Saint Mary Mother of God Church in Washington D.C. Guests of honor included: Eduard ...

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Lancaster Region on Retreat

Kathy Kingston, DM
11/17/2021

The Lancaster Region held its annual fall weekend retreat November 5-7. Our presenter was the Rev. Boniface Hicks, OSB, speaking on the theme of "St. Joseph - An Active Contemplative.” It was a great enrichment of ...

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Healing Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Austin

Christine Wilkens, DM
11/17/2021

The Central Texas Region assisted at a Healing Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Austin last month with the Rev. Chris Ferrer, a chaplain, concelebrating with the Rev. James Misko, vicar general ...

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Investiture Weekend Welcomes New Members

Christine A. Kettmer, DM and Chair, Investiture Committee
11/17/2021

In an unprecedented celebration over the weekend of October 15-16, 58 new members from the Class of 2021 were invested into the Federal Association. While regional Investitures were previously held to celebrate the Class of ...

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Philadelphia Region Distributes Winter Clothing

Robert Macri, KM
11/1/2021

Last month members of the Philadelphia Region joined with Catholic Social Services and Saint John’s Hospice in the first inaugural Boot Up Philly.

Inspired by the work of our friends and members in the ...

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NIGHTLY ROSARY: WHAT BEGAN AS A TEMPORARY WAY TO GATHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC IS NOW A NIGHTLY RITUAL FOR MANY

ALL MEMBERS OF THE ORDER ARE INVITED TO JOIN
10/21/2021

What started as a short-term Zoom and phone gathering of Chicago Region knights and dames to pray the Rosary when the pandemic began has since become a treasured nightly ritual for confreres and friends of ...

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2021 Walter Reed Barbeque

Larry Demaree, KM
10/7/2021

Last month the Montgomery County and DC regions were able to host the first event in almost two years at Navy Med/Walter Reed in Bethesda. It was Soldier Recovery Brigade Family Fun Day for ...

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2021 Nativity of St. John the Baptist Mass and Liturgy of Investiture

John Griffin, KM
10/7/2021

In June the Dallas Region celebrated its annual Mass for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The Solemn Liturgy of Investiture was included in the Mass for the benefit of investing our newest member ...

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Lancaster Region Service Projects and Special Masses

Peter Scudner, KM
10/7/2021

The Lancaster region gathered for Mass, dinner and a meeting to plan the service projects and special Masses for the coming months.

Hospitaller Chris Gibbons presented a $25,000 Federal Association grant to Tara Hauber ...

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Philadelphia Region Investiture

Robert Macri, KM
9/21/2021

An Investiture Mass for Thomas Southard, Class of 2020, was held on August 14th at Carol and Robert Macri’s home in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Members of the Philadelphia Region were joined by confreres from the ...

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Charlotte Region Donates Hard-Carved Statue

Richard C. McKeon, KM
9/21/2021

The Rev. Richard Sutter, pastor of Saint Gabriel Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, asked if the members of the Charlotte Region had a passion for religious art. If so, would they be interested in helping ...

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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 ...

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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated