We build the foundation of our Order on the daily actions we take to care for those in need, seeing Christ in each one of them. As a tribute to our commitment to the Order and a renewal of our Investiture promise, American Association members celebrate the 3rd World Day of the Poor by giving to those whom we honor as our lords, the poor and the sick.
During the 2019 Investiture Weekend, 63 newly invested members of the American Association and their families joined together at the New Member Orientation to prepare care packages for those in need. Attendees rotated between several stations to assemble bags of sandwiches, water bottles, protein bars, hats, gloves, and hand warmers, which they later walked over to a nearby soup kitchen serving homeless men and women in NYC.
Members of the Southern, Northern, and Western Connecticut Area took part in a variety of activities. Click here to read more about how local Knights and Dames prepared and served food for the needy, in both NYC and Connecticut, and raised money in honor of the 3rd World Day of the Poor.
Knights and Dames from the Green Bay Area volunteered at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help's monthly Mass and special healing service for pilgrims in need of physical and spiritual healing. Learn how members participated in this special day by assisting pilgrims at the Shrine.
Local members volunteered their time at Martha’s Kitchen in honor of the 3rd Annual World Day of the Poor. Members prepared and served lunch to homeless men, women, & children in the Houston Area. Click here to see more photos from this event.

Knights and Dames from the Minnesota Area sorted and stacked a large pile of food donations at the Franciscan Brothers of Peace in Saint Paul. The Franciscan Brothers use these donations to prepare food packages for local families in need.
Members of the Missouri Area took part in a variety of activities to honor of the 3rd World Day of the Poor. Read more about how they delivered essentials bags and meals to those in need and "adopted" homeless mothers and their families for Christmas with the help of Our Lady's Inn.
Knights and Dames distributed fresh food from a Meals of Hope truck to families in need and packed 250 weekend food bags for elementary school children who often go hungry on the weekend. Click here to learn more about the Naples Area's efforts.
Local members purchased, packed, and delivered 240 food backpacks for children in need, ages 3-4, in Paterson. They also prepared 50 to-go food packs for at-risk children in transitional housing in Tinton Falls. See more photos of their activities here .
Knights, Dames, Auxiliary members, and other volunteers participated in several events in honor of the World Day of the Poor. Click here to read more about their activities, which include transporting hospital and nursing home residents to Mass, serving Thanksgiving dinner, and more.
Members from the Ohio Area celebrated the 3rd Annual World Day of the Poor with two local activities. Members joined together for a White Mass honoring those who are caregivers throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Knights and Dames also served approximately 150 breakfast meals to the homeless at the St. Anthony Center.
Approximately 15 local Knights and Dames facilitated the collection and delivery of necessary items for 30 single mothers and their infant children residing at Mothers’ Home, a residential shelter which provides a safe haven for vulnerable, pregnant women in a crisis who choose life as a sacred gift.

January 8, 2020

January 23 - 24, 2020

January 27 - 28, 2020
Board of Councillors Meeting in Naples, FL

January 31 - February 2, 2020

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