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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.

We are excited to share that we have received official confirmation that the Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families. We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis not only to Philadelphia for the first time, but to the U.S! Read More
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 30, marking the start of the new liturgical year, will also inaugurate the Year for Consecrated Life. The yearlong observance is dedicated to renewing hope in religious life and instilling it more profoundly with a prophetic witness of the Gospel Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new youth Bible set to hit bookstores this January contains illustrations depicting Jesus as an African-American. The African American Youth Bible, modeled after the Catholic Youth Bible contains commentaries, footnotes and artwork geared toward educating young African-Americans about Scripture Read More
Msgr. Edward Branch, center, the chaplain for Lyke House, stands with Father Desmond Drummer, left, and Father Christopher Rhodes, a parochial vicar at St. Patrick Church in Louisville, Ky., and a Catholic chaplain for the Kentucky Army National Guard. Father Drummer currently serves as the parochial vicar at St. Peter Chanel Church in Roswell. Drummer and Rhodes were actively involved at Lyke House during their time as students in the Atlanta University Center. Read More