Hospitaller Region - Northern Virginia

Hospitaller Region - Northern Virginia

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Order of Malta Mass and Anointing of the Sick


Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Order of Malta and Bishop Burbidge cordially invite all individuals (and their companions) with illnesses or physical/mental challenges to a Mass and Anointing of the Sick. 

The Mass and Anointing of the Sick will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia.  The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, will be the principal celebrant.  Following Mass, lunch will be served to all attendees by ...

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Liturgy of the Hours (LoTH) Morning Prayer

Each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30am ET via Zoom.   Contact Rebecca Littig at Blitzcricket@yahoo.com


SMOM NOVA Region Works

Cherrydale Nursing Home…3rd Saturday each month after 9am Mass at St Agnes

Contact George and Carmen Egge gvegge@aol.com 


Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen (each Mon., Tues., Wed and Fri.)

Members help at the Soup Kitchen in Anacostia Mondays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  

We are seeking volunteers especially for Tuesdays.  Contact Laura Mead at LaurameadSMOM@gmail.com


L'Arche Highland House …on hold?

Members have been staying in touch with residents and providing food or snacks periodically.

Contact Phil Ward  pjward@aol.com 


The Virginian…communion service each Friday after the St Ambrose 9am Mass

                            Praying of the rosary Tuesdays at 2pm

                            Contact Joe Cox  JCox@knowships.org


Rosary at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Fairfax 2nd Sunday

                    Praying of the rosary with residents

                 .  Contact Michael Gaffney to get place on the schedule.  Gaffneymj@hotmail.com


Catholic Charities Mobil Response Unit

Members to work with their pastors to sponsor a collection of supplies needed for distribution done by the Mobil Response Unit in Woodstock. We have been collecting supplies each month at our DOF meetings to be distributed via the program.

Contact Laura Mead at LauraMeadSMOM@gmail.com to sign up for a month.


Prison Ministry – Pen Pal Program

We exchange correspondence with inmates through mailboxes operated by the Order.  This program permits us to visit those in prison, a Work of Mercy, while maintaining our anonymity and safety.  Please consider participating.  Contact Bruce Gnatowski at bgnatowski@verizon.net


WMET Guadalupe Radio (1160 am; 103.1 fm ; grnonline.com; GRN app )

               For a few years now, members have been helping GRN Guadalupe Radio in a variety of ways.  Before the shutdown we were continuing to

               develop ways to team up with the radio station.  The radio station will be able to help us with some of our outreach in a variety of ways.  In. addition, we are working on a few innovative ideas to help raise awareness of the Order of Malta in the area. We are developing a recurring feature on WMET featuring teachings on the beatitudes.  Guadalupe Radio programming is excellent and provides much opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the faith and prepare ourselves to defend the faith when called to do so.  

The Fishers of Men Gala is scheduled for some time each spring.  For more information contact Mary Petrino Mary.Petrino@gmail.com


E-Prayer Group

Please sign up to pray in solidarity with our members for our prayer intentions by sending a text with the words "prayer storm" to phone number 88202 from a cell phone or tablet. Thank you to all who have recently joined!!  Contact Mary Petrino at mary.petrino@gmail.com


Prayer in Action

Members will be reaching out to members who are no longer able to actively participate in Order activities as well as residents of the nursing homes that we serve.  They will send periodic notes and periodic phone calls. 

Contact Bill Kelly at Bkelly1041@aol.com


Emergency First Response Classes (Adult/Child/Infant CPRAdult/Child AEDFirst Aid)…TBD

   "All members should have or acquire the necessary skills for their service of the needy. For example, 

    they should be trained in 'First Aid' in order to be skilled as the good Samaritan..." 

    Regulations and Commentary, p. 38


   This important class is being offered to all Knights, Dames, Candidates, Auxiliary.  Family and friends are 



Christ House of Diocese of Arlington

                        Twice a year we sponsor a clothing drive to benefit the Christ House and the outreach they do for the community.  Throughout the shut down and 

                        beyond, we have been providing a monthly meal for the residents at the Christ House.  Contact William Schuyler wjschuyler@gmail.com   


Diocese of Arlington WorkCamp (June 17-23, 2023

          Members help to run the clinic during the week.  Contact Molly Klote


Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion for NoVA Region

                       Committee responsible for tracking malades who have been chosen for Lourdes as well as those who have gone to Lourdes; responsible for planning and    

                       coordinating regional Lourdes Reunion     Contact Ann Souser anne.souser@gmail.com


Our monthly DOF meetings help nurture the practice of tuitio fidei, which is an outward going service of nurturing, witnessing, and defending the Faith. The tuitio fidei presupposes a scholastic's fidei (knowledge of the Faith of the Church) and an exercitium fidei (formation and experience in spiritual life). Talks and discussions are followed by a social.

Regulations and Commentary p. 36-37.


Defense of the Faith (DOF) meets the third Wednesday of each month (with some occasional exceptions noted in our calendar)

Our monthly DOF meetings help nurture the practice of tuitio fidei, "which is an outward going service of nurturing, witnessing, and defending the Faith. The tuitio fidei presupposes a scholastic's fidei (knowledge of the Faith of the Church) and an exercitium fidei (formation and experience in spiritual life). 

Regulations and Commentary p. 36-37

Please make every effort to attend if possible and RSVP on the evites as they are sent out. 


                    Defense of the Faith Talks

                    Here is a link to the Northern VA YouTube Channel where talks that are recorded can be watched.


Laura Mead
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Click here to access the Northern Virginia 2022 calendar of events. 


The Federal Association has been active in Northern Virginia since the mid-1980’s. A small group has grown into a very active group of over 100 Knights and Dames.

Monthly Mass

First Friday Mass

  • Marymount University — 7:30 AM, followed by breakfast hosted by Marymount University in the dining hall
  • Our Lady of Hope, Cascades/Sterling, 6:45 am.  Coffee follows at the Corner Bakery Café