Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver

Knights of Peter Claver Council #50 / Auxiliary Ladies of the Knights of Peter Claver Court #50

The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver form the two largest African-American Catholic organizations in the United States. These organizations are filled with limitless opportunities for zealous Catholics to work for their parish. Bishops, priests and laity have given Claverism such strong support through the years that it now boasts of many flourishing subordinate units of Catholic men and women, totaling over one hundred thousand family members throughout the United States. Contact the parish office (504) 822-8059.

Junior Knights/Daughters of St. Peter Claver

The Junior Knights/Daughters of St. Peter Claver are both open to all young men and ladies between the ages of 7 and 17 years old. For more information contact the parish office (504) 822-8059.

Ladies Sodality

The Ladies’ Sodality possesses an ardent devotion, reverence and love for the Blessed Virgin Mary. They assist in the upkeep of the sanctuary and all vessels used for liturgical celebrations. The Ladies Sodality attends 9:00 a.m. Mass every first Sunday of the month and meet immediately in the Fern Brady Ujima Community Center. Contact the parish office for more information.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary responds to the spiritual needs of the parish community through intercession and visitation. Each week the members gather to pray for the parish community and to receive the names of the shut-ins and hospitalized members of the parish who the Legion will visit and minister to in prayer. The Legion meets every Tuesday in the Community Center at 5:00 p.m.

Nia-Imani Women with Purpose – Women of Faith

NIA IMANI is the women’s organization of St. Peter Claver Church designed to include all adult female members of the Church. The organization seeks to explore and provide an understanding of African-American women and the essence of Christian womanhood. They approach the challenges affecting today’s society with a strong faith foundation. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Senior Citizens

An organization of the church designed to provide an opportunity for seniors and elders to celebrate the gift of life through birthday celebrations, social gatherings, spiritual enrichment and other activities. Our seniors meet every 2nd Monday at 3:00 p.m. in the Fern Brady Community Center. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Singles / Single Again

Seeks to provide opportunities for gathering that include recreational and spiritual enrichment for singles, which includes single parents, divorced, widowed, and separated parishioners ages 30 to 50 years old.

United Men of Jesus Association

An organization of the Church designed to bring men together to experience their unique heritage as African-Americans celebrating their Christian faith. The Men of UMOJA seek to fulfill their mission of worship, fellowship, service and leadership in our parish. UMOJA meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fern Brady Community Center. Contact the Parish Office for more information.