Knights of Peter Claver Council
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Knights of Peter Claver



The Knights of Peter Claver Council is  council of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc., the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. Its purpose is 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.

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. Order is named for St. Peter Claver, the Spanish Priest who ministered to African slaves. Although it was founded in Mobile, Alabama, its headquarters are located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization consists of six divisions: Knights of Peter Claver, Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Junior Knights, Junior Daughters, 4th Degree Knights and Ladies of Grace. It is governed by a Board of Directors and is under the leadership of the Supreme Knight and Supreme Lady, KPCLA. 

KPC Membership Application

KPC Jr. Knights #11

The KPC Jr. Knights  were authorized on January 14,1917, and was established by the Division of Order effective October 1, 1935. It is a way to offer opportunities for our Catholic youth in the areas of spiritual, social, educational, physical, civil, and cultural growth. The organization's constitution which strives to build good character and leadership qualities in our youth was complied by Josephite Father Joseph Van Beast. They meet monthly and are involved in many of the church ministries as well as community service projects.

IMG 8676 From left to right: La State KPC Jr. Knight Second-Vice-President Jeremiah Jean-Batiste; La State KPC Jr. Knight Counselor Samuel Pierre; La State KPC Jr. Knight Past-President Trenton Williams, and National KPC Jr. Supreme Knight Kamare Williams are working hard to recruit new members at the Annual Catholic Youth Conference.

Membership is open to boys age 7 to 19 who have received the Sacrements of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Holy Communion. 

For more information or to join the KPC Jr. Knights in Council#11, contact  Commander John Senegal at the church office. 

KPC Jr. Knight Membership Application


CoVID-19 Note:

St. Paul Church will be open every Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon.

Only 10 people will be allowed in at a time through the side door by the office.


Sunday: 7:00AM; 9:00 AM (GH); 11:00 AM

Monday-Friday: 6:20 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM 
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM 
Call for an appointment  
9:00 AM -  3:00 PM
Thursday - Friday 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Application should be completed after Mass, by email or in parish office
Baptism will be held the 4th Sunday of the month.

Notify office at least six months (6) in advance.

New Directives from the Diocese of Lafayette 3/16/2020: 

No funerals or weddings are allowed during this period.



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A NOTE From Father Anala:

Thank you for your continued financial support of the parish. Because of your continued generosity, the work of the Church is continuing in the midst of this crisis. 

Please continue to feel free to give by mailing your gift to 326 S. Washington St. Lafayette, La 70501 or using the online giving feature below.

Click the onling giving image above to donate to the school expansion efforts of our parish. 

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