October 21, 2017

Auxiliary Malta Walk in NYC, October 2017

Francesca Tempesta, DM (fifth from right), and the Order of Malta Auxiliary
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
After missing last month’s Auxiliary Malta Walk for the Feast of San Gennaro, it felt good to be back with our friends from the Knights of Malta and help distribute food to the homeless. Meeting every third Tuesday of the month (@7:30pm) at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral parish house (263 Mulberry Street), members of the Order's Auxiliary and friends prepare and hand out food in the surrounding neighborhoods. Led by the incomparable Francesca Tempesta, DM, our little, but spirited, group distributed 70 bags of ready-to-eat food (sandwiches, fruit, etc.) and toiletries (toothbrushes, mouthwash, etc.).
Anyone interested in supporting this noble endeavor can contact the Order of Malta Auxiliary at nycaux@orderofmaltaamerica.org or call 917-566-3937. For additional information, the Order can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/maltaauxiliarynyc.
God Bless Francesca, the Order of Malta Auxiliary, and Msgr. Sakano for organizing the monthly walk, their hard work and generosity are truly inspiring. I am deeply honored to serve with such an outstanding group of people and excited to do my part and contribute in any way I can to this worthy initiative.
Also see:
Auxiliary Malta Walks in NYC, July 2017
Supporting the "Malta Walks" Street Ministry