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Welcome to the Western States District official website.  The Western States District is comprised of six (6) states - Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.  We are part of a fraternal organization known as the Knights of Peter Claver, Incorporated.  We are Roman Catholic men, women, boys and girls dedicated to service to God, our Church and our communities.

The Knights of Peter Claver are named for Fr. Peter Claver, a 17th Century Spanish Jesuit priest, later named a saint, who ministered to slaves in Columbia and pushed for the abolition of slavery. 

We have divisions of men, women, and children.  The men are known as Knights who belong to Councils.  The women are known as Ladies whose units are called Courts.  The boys and girls, ranging from ages 7 to 18, are known as Juniors.  The boys are Junior Knights belonging to Junior Branches and the girls are Junior Daughters belonging to Junior Courts.

Our membership is open to any individual who is a practicing Catholic and who have made their First Communion.  To learn more about the Knights of Peter Claver Incorporated and their service in the Western States District.  Please complete the contact form on this site.

Click on link above to view the list of councils and courts in the Western States District, their location, and their parish of domicile.


Pursuant to the By-laws of the Knights of Peter Claver, all officers shall be elected every two (2) years at the regular meeting in December.  The restrictions due to Covid has made it difficult to conduct business, but not impossible.  The Western States District has assembled a team to assist you in carrying out the provisions of our Charter and By-Laws.

Below you will find an Election guide.  Please read thoroughly.  If you need assistance in conducting your unit's election, please fill out the Election Inquiry form below.  A member of the team will contact you to provide you with guidance and help you ndetermine the best method of voting.


Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

By Bishop Fernand J. Cheri III, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
(Remarks were given to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men August 4, 2020)

Let the church roll on…    Click on the link for more!


Tribute to Congressman John Lewis
Tribute to Congressman John Lewis

Our Claver Family mourns the loss of a trailblazer and
for humanity. Thank you for your courage and service.

February 21, 1940 - July 17, 2020
Rest in power, good and faithful servant!

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