Knights of Peter Claver/Ladies Auxiliary is a national lay Catholic fraternal organization (membership totals over 18,000). For more information go to www.kofpc.org
Knights of Peter Claver was founded in 1909 b y four josephite priests, and incorporated in Mobile, Alabama on July 12, 1911. The Ladies was authorized in 1922, and recognized as a division in 1926 . There are six districts (Central, Gulf Coast, Louisiana, Northern, Texas, Western States).
St. Peter Claver - Our Patron Saint
"Apostle of the Slaves", born in 1580 in Carlan Village of Verdie in Northern Spain. At the age of 42 (1622) he became the first Jesuit priest to be ordained in Cartagena. St. Peter Claver worked earnestly to bring some degree of comfort to the African slaves and to save their souls. He baptized over 300,000 slaves, loved them deeply, cared for the sick and dying..."A man who knew how to love".
KPC 127 St. Columba Catholic Church, Oakland, CA
Member of the Western States District (1,300 + members, www.kpcwsdc.com
Knights Council was established at St. Columba on June 27, 1954. The Ladies Auxiliary was established on October 31, 1954.
Goals of Our Noble Order
The goals of St. Peter Claver/Ladies Auxiliary is as such: 1) to be a supporter to the Pastor of our parish and to the Bishop of the Diocese, 2) to participate collectively in various parish and community activities, 3) to promote civic improvements, 4) to encourage lay apostolic and Catholic action, 5) to make financial contribution to worthwhile causes, 6) to award scholarships from the national office and the Ladies Auxiliary Court 127, 7) to help develop the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional aspects of youth, 8) to provide soical and intllectual fellowship for our members
"So Now I am Giving You A New Commandment
(Love Each Other)
Just As I Have Loved You, You Should Love Each Other"