Knights & Ladies of Peter Claver Court 384
Knights President: Darryl Forbes
Ladies Auxiliary President: Leslie Cooper-Hooker
The Knights meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:00p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Ladies meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:30a.m. in the church cafeteria. The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary participate in parish events and serve coffee, doughnuts and breakfast on Sunday mornings. The Ladies manage the bingo kitchen on the 3rd Friday of each month. Also, KPC, ladies hold our annual Mardi Gras celebration, a beautiful fun-filled night enjoyed by all parishioners.
Mission and History: The Knights of Peter Claver Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary is a family oriented Catholic Fraternal Order based in Parishes and Dioceses throughout the United States and South America.
Our Patron Saint Peter Claver, born in Verdu, Spain, was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1622. He served the African slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, part of the "Middle Passage.” As slaves arrived, he ran out to meet them offering food and clothes to the living and removing the bodies of those who had died. He cared for the sick and took them to the hospital he had built. Using natives as interpreters, he began sharing the Gospel to all who would hear. Having won their good will, he instructed and baptized them into the faith. He dedicated his life to the service of these people, humbly caring for the lepers and those with smallpox and consoling them when others were disgusted by their diseases. It is said he Christianized over 300,000 slaves. He died in 1654 and was canonized a Saint in 1888 by Pope Pius IX. Service to the Church and the community is our mission.