Established in 2008, the Memphis region of the Order has 11 lay members and five candidates. In addition, Bishop Terry Steib serves as the conventual chaplain and Fr. John Hourican serves as the associate chaplain. One of its projects is Friar Fest, an annual retreat that attracts nearly 200 teenagers from the Memphis diocese. For Father Anthony Batezold, the personal approach is the only way to share the love of Christ. He and other members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal conducted the retreat in Memphis April 5-7 which ...read more
Catholic Cafe A Finalist In "Best Place To Worship"
The Commercial Appeal, based in Atlanta, conducts an annual survey of its readers and annually presents an award for "Best Place to Worship." With 178,000 ballots cast online, the Catholic Cafe came in second place as the best place in Memphis to worship. On August 22, a reception will be held at the Orpheum to officially announce the winners in the Sunday, August 25 edition of the Commercial Appeal.read more
Defense of the Faith Project
The Memphis Region has focused heavily on Defending the Faith by partnering with the Diocese of Memphis to produce a weekly radio program, called “The Catholic Café.” Each thirty minute radio show discusses a different topic of Catholic Doctrine, including topics such as Mary, the Eucharist, Purgatory, Sacramental Confession, etc., with a goal of educating non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics as to Catholic teaching. The shows invite listeners to access our website at www.thecatholiccafe.com , where all past shows are stored and other links are provided to Catholic resources. The ...read more
Memphis is one of the newest regions for the Federal Association. As of October 2009 there are seven Knights and Dames. In 2009 Bishop J. Terry Steib was invested as a Conventual Chaplain ad honorem, and Rev. John Hourican was named an Associate Chaplain.
St. Francis Hospital Chapel
5959 Park Avenue
Second Saturday of every month at 8:00 AM
The Mass is followed by breakfast and a regional Malta meeting in the hospital board room. At the monthly meetings, members and candidates make various presentations pertaining to the Catholic Faith or the history and spirituality of the Order of Malta.