Knights of Peter Claver celebrate 30 years
On Dec. 11, the Holy Cross Council and Court 284 commemorated its 30th anniversary in the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary. The following Knights and Ladies received certificates and recognition for 30 years of faithful service in the name of Claverism: Johnnie Dorsey, Lester Johnson, Dean Dorsey, Donna Sistrunk-Irving, Geri Stewart,
Theresa Fontenette and Carolyn Davis.
This journey in Claverism began on Dec. 7, 1986, when the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc., established the Holy Cross Council and Court 284 at Holy Cross Parish in Austin. On that day, 12 Charter Knights and 20 Charter Ladies were initiated and officers were installed. The council began when Verbite Father George Artis petitioned Bishop John McCarthy for its establishment.
During the last 30 years, Holy Cross Council and Court 284 have had many significant achievements and accomplishments and as a result have been honored with numerous national and state awards for services and support to church, Claverism and the community. Specifically through the years, the Knights and Ladies have conducted fan drives, collected toiletries for Family Eldercare, raised money for youth scholarships, delivered food with Meals on Wheels, held various food drives and sponsored community service projects for Junior Knights and Daughters.
Holy Cross Council 284 currently has an active membership of 46 Knights and Holy Cross Court 284 currently has an active membership of 64 Ladies. (Photo courtesy Johnnie Dorsey)
–– Catholic Spirit Staff