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Who Are the Knights of Peter Claver?

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. In 2006, a unit was established in San Andres, Colombia, South America. The Order was founded in Mobile, Alabama and is presently headquartered in New Orleans.

Our organization consists of six Divisions: Knights of Peter Claver, Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Junior Knights, Junior Daughters, 4th Degree Knights and Ladies of Grace. The Order is governed by a Board of Directors and is under the leadership of the Supreme Knight and Supreme Lady, KPCLA. The Order is operated under the direction of the Executive Director and his staff.

We are divided into six Districts and States across the country. Each district or state is represented by a Deputy and other conference officers. Districts, States, and other Divisions are represented on the Board of Directors.

Our Junior Division welcomes Catholic youth between the ages of 7-18. They are organized using the same structure of the Senior Division. There is a Junior Supreme Knight, Junior Supreme Lady, along with Junior District or State Presidents and Officers. Interested youth must have made their First Holy Communion.

Our purpose is to render service to God and His Holy Church, render aid and assistance to the sick and disabled, and promote social and intellectual association among our members. (Taken from the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. national website.)

Visit our KPC national website for more information at  

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Welcome New Junior Daughters

On Saturday, April 15, five new Junior Daughters were welcomed to St. Monica Court #379.

Our new Junior Daughters are Shahara Coy, Kennedy Hinton, Kamryn Jackson, Jaida Kangal, and Kayla Lue.

Special thanks to all the Ladies who assisted with the initiation, and Junior Daughter Counselor, Lady Gerri Drummond for all of her work and dedication to our Juniors!

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Court #379 Officers

The new officers of Council and Court #379 (Tampa, Florida) were officially installed on January 15, 2023. Rev. Agustinus Seran, SVD, pastor of St. Peter Claver parish, officiated and led the installation at the end of Mass. The officers of Council #379 are (pictured left to right):

Front row: Lady Margie Bellware Lecturer, Lady Gwen Philogene - Inner Guard, Lady Janice Evans - Recording Secretary, Lady Dale Brown - Grand Lady, Lady Gerri Drummond - Jr. Daughter Counselor, Lady Francine Haig Jones - Finance Board 3 Years; (back row) Lady Yvonne Nellum - Vice Grand Lady, Lady Dinetta Duncan - Finance Board 2 Years, Lady Tracy-Ann Gilbert-Smith - Finance Board 1 Year; (not pictured) Lady Dense Birungi Evans - Treasurer, Lady Davina Carrington - Jr. Daughter Assistant, Lady Patricia Fethiere - Mistress At Arms, Lady Paula St. Luce - Outer Guard.

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