St. Martin de Porres ~ Knights of Peter Claver


    The Knights of Peter Claver organization was originally founded on November 7, 1909, in Mobile, Alabama to provide meembership in a Catholic fraternal society to men of color. Today, it is an organization that welcomes all Catholics to join. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Order is comprised of over 18,000 Catholic family members and is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights. 

    Some of the primary goals of the Order include support for local parishes and bishops, the promotion of civic improvements and social justice, the awarding of scholarships, and the development of youth in a “positive, nurturing environment.”


               Grand Knight                                                 Rick Harrison

               Chaplain                                                        Fr. Michael Okere



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               Knights of Peter Claver  Ladies' Auxilliary                             Grand Lady                                                        Valerie Parrish

                   Junior Knights of Peter Claver                                                 Junior Knight Commander                               Frankey House

                  Junior Daughters of the Knights of Peter Claver                             Junior Daughter Counselor                               Marion Alexander

                                                                                                                                                   Junior Grand Lady                                             Kaviana Wise

                                                                                                                                                   Advisor                                                                Fr. Michael Okere



       Applications for membership are available in the church vestibule.