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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver

The Knights of Peter Claver, Incorporated, the largest and oldest continually existent predominantly African-American Catholic fraternal organization was founded more than 100 years ago. It was formed to provide opportunities for Catholic Action to men of color to be actively involved in their faith by living the Gospel message. The Knights of Peter Claver membership now includes the entire family and offers opportunities to engage in a variety of church and community service projects and support various charitable appeals.

Bishop Neil Tiedemann of the Catholic Diocese of Mandeville on the island of Jamaica is blessing crucifixes that were to be placed upon the walls of the classrooms, assembly rooms and offices at the recently opened Mt. St. Joseph Catholic High School. This project was sponsored in part by a donation made by the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. to “The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Jamaica Project”. Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS is the Chaplain of Mt. St. Joseph Catholic High School, Mandeville Diocese, Jamaica, WI Read More
Grand Knight Derek Phillips and Grand Lady Shaunte Collins, along with Texas State Conference President Gene A. Phillips, Jr., presented a father and his three children with a grant check awarded from the Sickle Cell Committee obtained at the 2014 National Convention in Mobile, AL. The single father of three who's daughter has Sickle Cell was extremely pleased and thankful for the generosity shown by the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc and Ladies Auxiliary. Read More
Vatican City, Sep 30, 2014 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI. Read More
CHICAGO (CNS) — With prayers, songs and sealing wax, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Fr. Augustus Tolton Sept. 29 in a ceremony in the St. James Chapel at the Archbishop Quigley Center. The prayer service marked the binding and sealing of the dossier local research aimed at making Fr. Tolton, the first African-American diocesan priest, a saint. Cardinal George opened the cause in 2010. Read More