The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States.
Its roots in the church are deep. In 1909, four Josephite priests and three lay Catholic men started the organization in Mobile, Ala, and now are located in 34 states with international units.
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.
Member of the Knights of St. Peter Claver strive 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.
In 2011, the organization celebrated its 25th anniversary in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Source: Knights of St. Peter Claver Inc.