KC Chapter Holds St. John the Baptist Mass

Georgia Lynch, DM

Kansas City Hospitaller Jim Lynch serving Fr. Pat Rush during our Kansas City chapter St. John the Baptist Mass, held at Visitation Church, St. Joseph Chapel, Sunday, June 14. 


The Kansas City Chapter of the Order of Malta held its annual St. John the Baptist Mass June 14 in in the beautiful, intimate, Spanish Mission style St. Joseph Chapel in Visitation Church. Fr. Pat Rush, the pastor, was the celebrant, and Knights and Dames renewed their commitment to the Order. Fifty people, including family, friends and candidates in formation, attended.

After Mass the group enjoyed dinner, fun, and friendship at the home of Marlys  Haverty (who is in formation) and her husband Mike Haverty K.M. Jim Lynch, co-hospitaller of the chapter, announced that the process for Federal Board approval of Fr. Pat Rush as our associate chaplain was underway. He also informed everyone that Tom Weiford has agreed to become the next hospitaller of the region, taking office at the next investiture.


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"Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum" - Defense of the Faith and the Service of the Poor

The Federal Association robustly practices its motto and inspires others to do so, as is evident from the highlights of the activities in our regions in just the past year. As so eloquently posited by the Order’s leadership in Rome, these works “become reality through the voluntary work carried out by Dames and Knights in humanitarian assistance and medical and social activities, nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick representing the Lord.”

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Investiture Weekend 2015


The annual Investiture Weekend for 2015 will be September 11th and 12th in Washington, DC.  More details will be forthcoming. 

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August 6-9, 2015

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