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Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Great Lady Is With The Lord!

After a brief illness Grand Lady Ruth B. Watt, 1st Grand Lady KPC/LA CT#333 went home to her eternal home, Saturday, February 18th. Viewing and Funeral Tuesday, February 28th, 9: - 11:am St. Clement Pope Church 141-11 12 3rd Ave. , South Ozone Park, NY 1143

Friday, February 3, 2017

News From Columbus, OH - The Site of NSDC 2018


I hope this email finds you well. I'm Grand Knight Norman Ragland from Council 298 located in Columbus, Ohio. I'm contacting you to let you know of great news and some very sad news. The great news is that our Deputy Grand Knight of St. Cyprian Council 298  Josef Banks has been selected as the Columbus Diocese Man of the Year. Testimonies from parishioners from our diocese and parish, and for the refurbishing projects ha has completed at two parishes (St. Dominic and Holy Rosary St. John parishes) has garnered  Bro. Josef  this award. He will be recognized with a program and luncheon at St. Patrick's church in Columbus, this Friday February 3, 2017. In attendance will be our Bishop, the most Reverend Frederick Campbell of the Columbus Diocese. 

The very sad news to pass along is we lost one of our brothers last Thursday January 26. Deacon Robert Neely was called home that morning, succumbing to the cancer he had been battling for over a year. Attached you will read he was an original member of St. Cyprian Council 298 in 1988. Deacon Neely helped preside over St. Dominic church and he was the leader of the Men's Prayer Breakfast group at St. Dominic's...two of the MANY WONDERFUL things Deacon Bob did for our parish and diocese. I know I can speak for my council and parish, and I believe the diocese has lost a great man in Deacon Robert Neely. Thanks for your time.

Yours in Claverism,

Norman Ragland
Grand Knight
St. Cyprian Council 298

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


I hope you all turned in regalia for MLK Jr Day. In Michigan, Clavers turned out at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit, MI. We heard an inspirational message. We heard about Fr. Augustus Tolton becoming 'blessed'.

Here is a message from the supremes:

On January 15, 1929, a child was born to an average middle class family.  He felt happiness, joy, pain, and sorrow.  He was human - composed of flesh and bone - just as we are.

He was born into a world filled with injustice, political turmoil, poverty, racism, and struggle.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the sacrifices, dedication, and hard work that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others willingly chose to exercise so that you and I could enjoy the rights, freedoms, and liberties we have today.

When we drink from any water fountain we see, sit at the counter of any restaurant we choose to patronize, cast our vote, or even run for office, we reap the benefits of the struggles and sacrifices of those who came before us.

As we reflect on this great man and his works, let us be reminded that we too are called to employ our God-given talents and gifts to help change the world for the better.  Our Noble Order and many of its members were blessed to accept the call to sit, march, litigate, educate, house, heal, and pray during the Civil Rights Movement.

Today, we must each accept our call to utilize every sense of our being to continue fighting the war against injustice, political turmoil, poverty, racism and struggle which still exist.

We encourage you to "Make It a Day On and Not a Day Off" by volunteering for a service opportunity in your area.  Please visit for a listing of activities taking place in your area.

Prayers for a blessed, safe, and memorable Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

James K. Ellis
Supreme Knight

Vertelle A. Kenion
Supreme Lady

Friday, December 30, 2016

Greetings and prayers for a blessed and prosperous New Year! 
This time of year is filled with resolutions, goals, and commitments.  Let us be sure to re-affirm ourselves to fulfilling the values and mission of our Noble Order in our everyday interactions, thoughts, and deeds.

In 2017, we will celebrate the 100th Anniversaries of the authorization of the Meritorious Fourth Degree Knights and of the Junior Knights!  As our Order progresses forward, we must use these milestones to serve as important reminders of our commitment to being living examples of Christ's love as well as the work and life of our Patron, St. Peter Claver.
Our faith in God assures us that His limitless and unconditional love, grace, and mercy will not only continue, but will increase as we enter this new year - desiring to be even greater servants of His Will and His Word.
Wishing you continued blessings,

James K. Ellis
Supreme Knight

Vertelle A. Kenion
Supreme Lady

A Better View of Our Dearly Departed!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Northern States District Mother of The Courts Funeral Arrangements

Mother of the Courts and Past Supreme Sentinel, Lady Joyce Y Broden
(pictured second from the left on the top row)
will be eulogized on Friday, January 6, 2017 at
St. Charles Lawanga (St. Cecilia Location) on 10400 Stopel Detroit, Michigan 48201.
Family Hour is 10 am. Funeral Mass is 11 am.

Cards of condolences should be mailed to the church in her name.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Message from The Supremes (not the music group)!!

Christmas Greetings and Prayers for a Happy New Year!  We pray that we will continue this season’s spirit of love and giving throughout a blessed and prosperous 2017.

The Christmas Season comes at a timely point in our Nation's history - serving as a valuable reminder of God’s unconditional and infinite love, power, mercy, and influence in a seemingly constantly changing and different world!

We are reminded of that poor and homeless family of immigrants bearing a child and seeking escape from political unrest.  They were turned away, scorned, and looked down upon, but their faith and trust in God brought them through.  On today, we celebrate the birth of that child - our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We are especially encouraged to remember the less fortunate and to exhibit the spirit of the season through charitable giving and service: volunteer at a food bank, donate to a noble cause, invite someone who may be spending Christmas alone to fellowship with you and your loved ones.
We pray for God’s continued blessings and grace upon our Claver Brothers and Sisters, their families and loved ones, and all our Christian family.
“Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel's song, for infant's cry in lowly manger. We praise you for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory, and are bathed in its radiance.

Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made hard fact, the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wisemen. Help us to rise bigger than we are. Amen.”

Yours in Claverism,

James K. Ellis
Supreme Knight

Vertelle A. Kenion
Supreme Lady