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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  

Happy 20th Anniversary
Council and Court #379  

Council and Court #379 recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary. The units were established on December 13, 2003. The Knights had an initial membership of 14 laymen and one priest. The Court was established with 13 Ladies. Later, the Knights established the first Junior division in the entire Gulf Coast District.

The anniversary event consisted of an evening dinner with the Knights, Ladies and their spouses. A history of the Order and the units were presented. The Grand Knight, Neville and the Grand Lady, Dale made remarks and presentations to their members. Special recognition was made to the remaining Charter members of both units. The Knights received their 15 year pins. The Grand Lady recognized her Executive Board members and Ladies with perfect attendance at meetings in 2023.

The evening included dinner, dancing, and door prizes.

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