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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Cherrydale Nursing Home (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month).  Members gather for 9 AM Mass at St. Agnes Church. Then we serve coffee and treats to patients on the 5th floor solarium starting about 9:45 am. Please bring a package of either sugar-free cookies or unglazed donuts with you.  Please join us as we need more members to participate.  Contact George and Carmen Egge for more information or to rsvp: gvegge@aol.com


Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen (each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.) Members help at the Soup Kitchen in Anacostia on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Bertha Braddock for more information and to rsvp: berthabraddock.bb@gmail.com.


L'Arche Highland House (3rd Sunday evening of each month).  Members gather to meet with friends at L'Arche, a community for the developmentally delayed and those who serve them, in their residence in Arlington. Dinner is held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the L'Arche Highland House located at 413 S Highland Street in Arlington. Contact Phil Ward for more information or to rsvp: pjward@aol.com 


The Virginian (each Friday morning and Tuesdays at 2pm). Members assist with bringing Holy Eucharist to the sick and elderly residents of the Virginian in Fairfax each Friday morning following the 9 am mass at St. Ambrose Church. In addition, the rosary is prayed on Tuesdays at 2pm. For more information contact Bill Kelly bkelly1041@aol.com or Chris and Sue Rasmus at rasmus@rasmus.com or s.rasmus@rasmus.com


Rosary at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Fairfax (2nd Sunday). Members gather with residents to pray the rosary. Contact Michael Gaffney for more information or to rsvp: Gaffneymj@hotmail.com.


Prison Ministry 

"I was in prison and you visited me." In addition to programs sponsored by local parishes, Members support local programs as religious instructors to prisoners (part of a team visiting a prison), as Pen Pals, and by providing prisoners with religious materials, such as Malta Bibles, Prayers books and Prayer Cards. Please contact Bruce Gnatowski at bgnatowski@verizon.net to become involved.


Service Opportunities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Ft. Belvoir/Ft. Meade

Members of the Order are actively engaged at all three bases in support of the Wounded Warrior and other hospitalized military personnel, their caregivers, and staff.  Contact either Larry Demaree: Larry@demareeassociates.com or Cara Aghajanian: cara.aghajanian@gmail.com to be put on the mailing list as service opportunity.


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.

Laura Mead
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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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