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Northern States Senior Virtual Conference


Northern States District Virtual Senior Conference: 
May 13 thru 16, 2021
Cost per person:  $25
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Jun
11

Texas Junior Conference

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Jun
19

Central States District Conference

1st Virtual Central States District Conference
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Conference theme - “Hearts On Fire”

Registration fee is $20.
◆ Please complete the form and return with Council / Court check, money order or cashier’s check. NO personal checks accepted.
◆ Make ALL checks payable to: KPC CSD Conf. Fund and mail with Registration Form. NOTE: Registration deadline June 4, 2021

Knights - Mail Copy & Check
To: Knight Leslie L. Farr II
KPC CSD Financial Secretary
P.O. Box 1051
Florissant, Missouri 63031

Email a copy to CSD Recording Secretary
Knight Jonathan Jones
majjone@gmail.com

Ladies - Mail Copy Email copy to
To: Lady Diane L. Huff Knights Ladies
KPCLA CSD Treasurer 
5904 East 97th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64134

“Please get your Early Bird registration in early and thank you for your dedication to our Noble Order”.

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Jul
9

Junior National Convention

$50.00 per attendee.  Each registrant must have a unique email address. 

 

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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver
Congratulations to our 5 collegiate Clavers who graduated
from Xavier University of Louisiana this past weekend!


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and Willie Polk Jr. Memorial Scholarship Programs!



LSU made history Thursday by naming University of South Carolina Provost William "Bill" Tate as the first Black president in the school's history and the first Black to lead a school in the Southeastern Conference. Black students weren't even allowed to attend LSU until 1953. "Quite frankly I didn't think this day would come that an African-American would become president in the SEC," Tate said. "Y'all made it possible. Read More
In a series of letters ­– a total of five letters from the priest to the future saint still exist­ – Father Tynan asks for a loan “on easy terms.” Mother Drexel writes back, asking for more information about the people who want to build the chapel and if they have money to contribute to its construction. Father Tynan writes that the parishioners are Black Catholics, most of whom own their own homes or farms, and that he says Mass for them on the second Sunday of each month in a building they fixed up for that purpose. Mother Drexel, learning that the chapel will cost $1,000, pledges $500 to the effort if the founding parishioners can raise the other half. They did so in one day. “They must have made some major sacrifices to make that happen so quickly,” Father Qureshi said of those founding parishioners. “To raise $500 would have been no easy feat when the average Sunday collection then was about $2.” Read More
As the guilty verdicts were read April 20 in the trial of a white former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd, Reynold Verret, president of Xavier University of Louisiana, “could hear the rumble of a collective exhalation” across the New Orleans campus. Verret admitted that he, students, faculty and staff at the historically Black Catholic university felt apprehensive about the trial and whether Derek Chauvin, the former officer, would be found guilty of multiple charges in Floyd’s death. Such apprehension existed, he said, because Black people feel marginalized in American society. “The feelings that are unspoken about being otherized, about this country that sees me as different, those feelings that have been internalized are very damaging,” said Verret, who came to the U.S. from Haiti as a child. Read More
It’s been a whirlwind 10 months for St. Augustine High School. Last June, the school received a $1.5 million, no-strings-attached grant from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Initiative to upgrade its campus facilities and implement new educational programs. Last month, CBS’ “60 Minutes” profiled St. Augustine’s fabled Marching 100 band with a 20-minute feature that reached millions of viewers around the world. Later that evening, several Purple Knight alums were honored as finalists at the 2021 Grammy Awards. But St. Augustine’s feel-good roll extends far beyond academics to the school’s religious formation. Since St. Augustine opened its doors in 1951, staffed by Josephite priests and brothers, no fewer than 15 graduates have gone on to become either priests, permanent deacons or religious brothers. According to Father Tony Ricard, a 1982 graduate who is the campus minister and chair of the theology department at the school, that makes St. Augustine the leading Catholic high school for Black vocations in the U.S Read More
AARP is joining an initiative to help Black Americans make informed decisions about vaccination Read More
Though he has a century’s worth of memories to choose from, one that will always get a chuckle out of 99-year-old Emile Adams Jr. starts with him receiving a rather frantic phone call from his daughter, Lillian. “The power had gone out in my house,” she said. “I had six children, three boys in the bath, a baby down in the crib, two girls running around and [husband] Frank was at work. I couldn’t figure out the fuse box, so I called my dad and he was over in minutes. “The moment he walks in the house, he puts his arms over his head and says, ‘Let there be light!’ And the lights went on! We all just stared at him for a moment and then my daughter Robyn said to her sister Renee, ‘See Renee, I told you Papa was God.’ ” (We assume Renee nodded knowingly.) Read More
Clavers on the Move: The Board of Directors of the Sr. Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation announced the appointment of a Catholic educator who has empowered inner-city youth with the gift of Catholic education to serve as its next executive director. Sir Knight Joseph T. Barker II, Assembly #43 of Atlanta, will assume his new position effective today, March 1, following the retirement of Mary Lou Jennings who established the Foundation with the late Sr. Thea Bowman 32 years ago. Read More
Friends who are not Black Catholics have asked me if they’re eligible to join the Knights of Peter Claver. My enthusiastic answer is: ¡Si se puede! You can even do it now, online. For those interested or who have never heard of the organization, I am honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge, perspective, and experience with the Knights at the invitation of Where Peter Is. While I am actively involved in recruiting for my local community, I do not hold an official position with the Knights and my endorsement here is solely my own. Founded nearly 112 years ago, the Knights of Peter Claver is a wonderful community rooted in Black Catholic life and experience. We respond in a unique way to the desire of Black Catholics to participate in our Church as “fully functioning” members—to borrow a line from Sister Thea Bowman. This means that for those seeking to work for social justice in the Church, the Knights provide a platform, program, and opportunity for action to do s Read More