News from Minnesota !!

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is celebrating their 125th anniversary! Unit 256 is having a spectacular event on Sunday, November 19, 2017. It is being held at University of St. Thomas, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall 2115 Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, MN 55105.

The Mass Celebration begins at 9 am. After Mass, the brunch will start at Noon. The event costs $50, half of it is tax deductible. Tickets can be obtained online at .

News from New Jersey!!


Claver Day Events in the District

In Indiana ... This is how St. Peter Claver Weekend was celebrated by the Indianapolis Central Committee:
Congrats to all the quarter century members in Indiana!

In Illinois ... the Chicago Intercouncil celebrated St. Peter Claver Weekend in this way:

In Michigan ... Michigan Central Committee celebrated St. Peter Claver Weekend in Detroit and Grand Rapids this way:

St. Peter Claver Day across the District and the Order!

Please share pictures of your St. Peter Claver Day Celebrations!

Here is a message from the Supreme Knight and Supreme Lady ...

Saint Peter Claver baptized and instructed more than 300,000 slaves in the Faith. Having died in 1654, he was beatified in 1850 by Pope Pius IX, and canonized in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII. In 1896, he was proclaimed the special patron of all the Catholic missions especially missions to Blacks.  
Each year, in early September the Claver family takes the opportunity to celebrate all that our patron, Saint Peter Claver, accomplished in his short stay on earth in bringing aid and comfort to the enslaved people of color and the less fortunate in Cartagena, Columbia. His lasting impact influenced our humble beginnings one hundred eight years ago and remains the embodiment of our existence to this very day.
In today’s increasingly secular and fragmented society, our leadership as Clavers is vital. Society has never needed men and women of integrity like Father Claver, com…

A Message From the National Office!

Dear Claver Family,

Based upon the initial response to the needs assessment that was sent to the effected areas, over 30 Claver Families were impacted by flooding, and as Clavers, we are called to assist our members as they rebuild and restore their lives.

Our goal is to provide direct financial assistance to our members in need, with 100% of the net proceeds (less bank fees and postage) going to diaster victims.

We pray that you will make a tax-deductible donation in support of our efforts to provide some relief to those impacted by this natural disaster. All funds collected will be administered by the St. Peter Claver Foundation, the Charitable Arm on the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE or go to You may also mail a check or money order to:

The St. Peter Claver Foundation
1825 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Note "Disaster" in the memo section. 

On Behalf of:
Most Worthy James K. Ellis
Most Esteemed Vertelle A. Kenion

Grant A. Jones
Executive Di…

A Message From the District Board!

KNIGHTS and LADIES BOARD 30 August 17 Subject: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Greetings Grand Knights and Grand Ladies, As we witness the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Gulf States and Louisiana areas, the District offers its prayers to these residents. Those members who have relatives in these States as well as members of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Inc., we ask you to encourage them to move to higher grounds. Material items can be replaced, but not lives. As in the past where catastrophic events have occurred, we the Northern States District Boards are requesting that the NSD Regions would provide monetary relief to the Hurricane Harvey impacted areas.
 Please forward donations to the District Vice President: David D. Quarles, 1016 Palmer Road #11 Fort Washington, MD 20744~ 4686. All checks should be made payable to: Northern States District and in the memo: Hurricane Harvey Relief …

Pray for Our Sisters and Brother In the South!

On Behalf of:
Most Worthy Supreme Knight James K. Ellis
Most Esteemed Supreme Lady Vertelle A. Kenion
Most Faithful Supreme Navigator Lawrence C. Sylvester, 4th Degree Knights
Most Faithful Supreme Navigator Marion Smith-Reynoso, 4th Ladies of Grace

Dear Claver Family

Let us keep in prayer everyone residing in Texas, Louisiana, and all other areas potentially impacted by Hurricane Harvey. You will find below a prayer for protection against Storms and Hurricanes.

Upon the storms passing, the National Office will place calls and send emails to our Claver Brothers and Sisters residing in the effected areas, and an update will be provided to the membership-at-large. 
Prayer for Protection against Storms and Hurricanes Our Father in Heaven through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us during this Hurricane season from all harm.  Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.  
Yours in C…