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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver

The Knights of Peter Claver, Incorporated, the largest and oldest continually existent predominantly African-American Catholic fraternal organization was founded more than 100 years ago. It was formed to provide opportunities for Catholic Action to men of color to be actively involved in their faith by living the Gospel message. The Knights of Peter Claver membership now includes the entire family and offers opportunities to engage in a variety of church and community service projects and support various charitable appeals.

Al.com- After five years as Supreme Knight and CEO of the Knights of Peter Claver, a national Catholic fraternal service organization, DeKarlos Blackmon has adjusted to sitting down with the U.S. president and with Catholic cardinals. That's some fancy company, but frequent conversations with headline-making leaders haven't changed his quiet, respectful attention to everyone, however far from the limelight, and his emphasis on the wide implications of being "pro-life." Read More
Statement From the National Chaplain on the South Carolina Shootings - Jun 18, 2015
Washington, D.C.- The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary throughout the United States of America offer our prayers for the repose of the souls of the victims who lost their lives in the tragic and horrific act of violence against them in Charleston, SC, at the historical Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We stand in solidarity with all the people of South Carolina offering our sympathy, condolences, love and prayers for the survivors and all the family members of the victims begging God to grant us peace and security and respect for the dignity of every human person. Trusting that "His Mercy Endures"- Most Reverend Martin D. Holley Read More
The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015 By: The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph. D., S.T.D. Bishop of Belleville, Illinois January 1, 2015 Read More
We are excited to share that we have received official confirmation that the Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families. We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis not only to Philadelphia for the first time, but to the U.S! Read More