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Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

Hospitaller Region - Chicago, IL

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Chicago Region Investiture

Maria Kelly, DM
5/22/2021

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 a great departure from the Investiture Weekend in Washington, D.C., the Chicago Region's Class of 2020 set themselves apart in terms of their resilience, dedication and gratitude, regardless of where Investiture took place.  Friends and family filled the pews at Our Lady of Pompeii to support their loved ones as they made their ...

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Doug O’Brien, KM, and son Patrick were part of a large group from the Chicago Region who rolled up their sleeves and cleared brush and weeds at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels this fall.

Chicago Region Reunites for Service After Pandemic Hiatus

Maria Kelly, DM
10/22/2020

Knights, dames, and members of the auxiliary in the Chicago Region recently had the honor of helping the sisters at Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) clear debris from the OLA campus and gardens, an effort that brought immediate results and raised spirits. In August, confreres assisted the sisters in distributing school supplies to neighborhood families.  
 

Doug O'Brien, KM, shared his thoughts about serving the sisters: “The work clearing the overgrowth of weeds and debris from around OLA was tough and left my back pretty sore. But as we ...

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From this rubble will soon emerge a beautiful supermarket style shopping experience for homeless guests at St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry.

Federal Association Grant Funds Renovation Project at Food Pantry

Maria Kelly, DM
9/1/2020

At St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry, Chicago confreres began the work of emptying a large storage area that will be reconfigured to accommodate a new, grocery-style approach to the food pantry. This project has been funded through a generous grant from the Federal Association.

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Rick Klein
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2021 Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage

2021 Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage

8/5/2021 9:00:00 AM EDT
All Members of the Federal Association and their families and friends are invited. Special Pilgrims (your friends and relatives who are sick, suffering, and aged) are especially invited to attend with you. Pilgrim uniform information will be available for all participants including children after registration is completed. Registration Fees: $450 Adult (18 and older) $250 Children (3-17) Children 2 and under are free. Registration fee includes meals, bus transportation in Green Bay and other pilgrimage expenses. Transportation to/from Green Bay is the responsibility of each pilgrim. Special hotel rates are available and hotel information will be made available after registration is completed. Please direct any questions to Annalice Mollica in the Executive Office. Annalice may be reached by email at amollica@orderofmalta-federal.org or by phone at (202) 331-2494.

2021 Investiture Weekend

2021 Investiture Weekend

10/15/2021 2:00:00 PM EDT
Please save the date for the 2021 Annual Investiture Weekend of the Federal Association. Events will be held on Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th in Washington, DC. The Investiture Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Cathedral on Saturday, October 16th at 9:45 AM. The Annual Gala will take place at the Library of Congress, with the Cocktail Reception beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 16th. Further information regarding events and registration options will be forthcoming in 2021. If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Investiture Weekend, please contact Morgan Baker in the executive office by email at mbaker@orderofmalta-federal.org or by phone at (202) 331-2494.

About

In the Chicago, Milwaukee and Central Illinois areas, The Order has increased its presence with a growing membership and its participation between the various locations all assimilating into one common theme of hands on service. Rick Klein is the Regional Hospitaller for the area, succeeding Sam Cicarrelli, Fra' Thomas Mulligan, Ted Makarewicz and Dr. Art Malinowski. Mr. Makarewicz was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors in 2000, and Eugene Croisant was elected to the Board in 2007. Frank Gembala of the Chicago Region served on the Federal Association's Board of Directors from 2010-2016. Fra' Tom Mulligan currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the Federal Association.

MONTHLY MASS

Celebrated on the First Friday of the month at 8:00 AM at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is located at 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL  60607. Street parking is available. Breakfast follows.

Assisting the Sisters at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels

Members of the Chicago Region volunteer every third Saturday of the month at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  During the pandemic, the number of people served by the Sisters has increased fivefold.  Recent projects in which we have participated have included: Organizing non-perishable foods in the food pantry, restocking outdoor food tables and pallets for those in the neighborhood, taping and preparing the second floor for painting, weeding flower beds and property around the church and convent, and assisting in any way needed.

MONTHLY SOUP KITCHEN

Please consider volunteering at the Soup Kitchen at St. Thomas of Canterbury, 4827 N. Kenmore. Contact Rick Klein.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Members of the Order (and their families) who are interested in participating in one of these activities should contact the Regional Hospitaller.