December 23, 2017

NYC's Auxiliary Malta Walk, December 2017

After saying the Daily Prayer to the Order of Malta 
volunteers took a group photo before hitting the pavement
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
By Cav. John Napoli
Meeting every third Tuesday of the month (@7:30pm) at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral parish house (263 Mulberry Street), a group of resolute volunteers prepare and distribute food to the homeless. Led by Dama Francesca Tempesta, we make our way around the Bowery, in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and hand out some 50 care packages with ready-to-eat food (sandwiches, fruit, etc.) and toiletries (toothbrushes, mouthwash, etc.). Knit hats and scarves are included during the cold winter months.
Volunteers busy preparing the care packages
Anyone interested in supporting this noble endeavor can contact the Order of Malta Auxiliary at or call 917-566-3937. For additional information, the Order can be found on Facebook at
Cav. Charles Sant'Elia (right) of the Sacred Military
Constantinian Order of St. George contributes hats and scarves
with Dr. Michael Espiritu and Francesca Tempesta, DM
God Bless Francesca, the Order of Malta Auxiliary, and Msgr. Donald Sakano, Pastor of Old St. Pat's, 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 committed to do my part and contribute in any way I can to this worthy cause.
Also see:
Auxiliary Malta Walk in NYC, October 2017
Auxiliary Malta Walks in NYC, July 2017
Supporting the “Malta Walks” Street Ministry