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Order of Malta Australia


Young Order of Malta Qld member receives Community Leader Award


Community Leader awardPictured: Brisbane ?Archbishop Mark Coleridge congratulates Joseph Grogan, recipient of the annual Community Leader award for Volunteer of the Year 2015, presented by The Catholic Leader in recognition of Joseph’s dedication to the Young Adult Ministry (YAM) of the Cathedral of St Stephen and the Young Order of Malta (Qld).

Volunteer of the Year Joe Grogan, who is a familiar face to Mass-goers at St Stephen’s Cathedral, received the award for his steadfast commitment to the Cathedral’s Young Adults Movement among other volunteer organisations.

All five winners were among the 15 finalists chosen from more than 60 nominations for the 2015 awards party, hosted by The Catholic Leader.

Managing editor Matt Emerick said the annual awards showcased the country’s “backstage helpers”.

“There are many Catholics in Australia who prefer to hide behind their generosity and good will, working quietly and humbly, which in itself is not wrong,” Mr Emerick said.

“But The Community Leader Awards is a way of recognising their hard work and hopefully, will inspire them to ‘press on’, as St Paul says, in the good race.

“I want to thank all the five winners and our special People’s Choice awardee for committing yourselves to the faith and to the service of the faithful.

“No doubt your actions will inspire more people in the Catholic Church in Australia to work humbly for God’s kingdom here on earth.”

Photo courtesy: The Catholic Leader/Alan Edgecomb.

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.