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What is the Role of an Area Deputy Workshop

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What is the Role of an Area Deputy Workshop

All Knights and Ladies are invited to attend one of these FREE online training workshops.

NOTE: Anyone wishing to be appointed as an Area Deputy MUST attend one of them.

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Adrian, MI – Siena Heights University has announced a $1 million endowed scholarship gift from the Adrian Dominican Sisters to support students that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Read More
PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated a Mass in honor of the Feast Day of St. Peter Claver on Sept. 9 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. The Mass was organized by the Vicariate Office of Black Catholic Concerns. Among the attendees were the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver, who processed in with Bishop Brennan. Music was provided by the Choir of St. Martin De Porres parish under the direction of co-directors Ms. Joan Marie Delahunt and Mr. Joseph P. Murray. Read More
Retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, the longtime bishop of Galveston-Houston and a tireless social justice advocate throughout his priesthood, episcopacy and in retirement, died Sept. 19. He was 91. He lived at the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Retirement Residence, a priest retirement home of about 18 residents. The Beaumont, Texas, native served as bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston from 1985 to 2006 and was made archbishop in 2004, when the diocese was elevated to the status of archdiocese by St. John Paul II. Read More
“Black love matters.” That lesson came from Father Donald Watkins Jr., who reminded those that attended a Revival Mass, that Black lives still struggle. Father Donald Watkins Jr., tells of the racism found in the country, the diocese and his life at the Revival Mass at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Buffalo on Sept. 17. (Photo by Patrick J. Buechi) The Revival, which took place at St. Martin de Porres Parish on Sept. 17, carried the theme of “God is Reviving Our Spirit” and was meant to reawaken the faith of those who attend. Father Watkins, administrator of Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Falconer and St. Patrick Parish in Randolph, first visited St. Martin de Porres Parish was in 2012, the year Trayvon Martin, as Father Watkins expressed it, “got put on trial for his own murder.” Read More
Patrick Saint-Jean is a Jesuit regent, a member of the Jesuit Midwest Province. As a Black man, I have found that Ignatian spirituality prescribes trust as a spiritual medicine for the suffering of racism, even at the level of microaggression fatigue. Trust allows me to experience gratitude and forgiveness. I am not, of course, grateful for being exposed to a constant onslaught of microaggressions — but with awareness of the Divine Presence in each moment, I can be grateful that I have this opportunity to identify more fully with Jesus. I can allow the Breath of Life to move through me, rather than blocking its flow with resentment, defensiveness, or fear. I let go of the resistance that keeps me from inviting a broader perspective into my experience, and in doing so, I recognize that I live within a spiritual reality. My experience in this world is temporary, but God's love is eternal. Read More
Janae Tinsley joined the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver in 1998, but the busy technology specialist shied away from active participation. A family tragedy made her recommit to the organization dedicated to helping others. “After my sister, Michelle, died in 2002 from an aneurysm, my whole life turned upside down,” recalled the cradle Catholic who grew up going to St. Rita Parish. “She was such a loving, giving person. To honor her, I decided to become more involved and engaged.” Tinsley's six-year term as the group’s Texas State Deputy recently ended — a post that required her to recruit, retain, and reclaim members. The Nolan Catholic graduate was the first Fort Worth woman elected to a KPC state office. Read More
Pittsburgh native Michelle Parr never gave in to the mysterious pain and deep fatigue that started in childhood. “I would just push through,” says Parr, 56. At age 25, during her first pregnancy, she discovered she had sickle beta-cell thalassemia´╗┐ —´╗┐ a form of sickle cell disease (SCD). Read More
After a lengthy search, Sister Jane Nesmith, SBS is the new director of African American Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. She is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the order founded by St. Katharine Drexel. “My Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament are simply thrilled. Many of the sisters at our retirement community expressed their delight that we are returning to the Diocese of Cleveland where many of them have served,” Sister Nesmith said. She plans to join the diocese later this fall. Read More