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Mission Statement: “Our 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.”

Council 121 was chartered on July 29, 1951.

The members of Council 121 serve Holy Name of Jesus Church (HONJ) and the community of South Los Angeles, California on many levels.  Council 121 sponsors the Mini Kitchen which provides for over 7,000 meals annually to the neighborhood.  Council 121 offers annual scholarships to HNOJ graduating students for continuing Catholic school education and additional scholarships for high school seniors pursuing a college education.  Members of our Order are leaders in church ministries such as Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Society, Choirs, Pastoral and Finance Councils, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Lectors, Religious Education instructors, Bible Study, Marriage Encounter and Girl Scouts.

Council 121 also have the honor of being the largest Council in the Western States District (WSD) and leads the District in providing National, District, and local leadership to out noble order. Brother Leroy Titus served as WSDC President-Knights, while Brother Lonnell McBroom is currently serving as CCC President.

Since 1951, Council 121 has had a celebrated history of Knights of Peter Claver accomplishments, activities and involvement.  We collaborate for the betterment of our Order and Parish. The members in 121 have been the recipient of many awards, Financial Secretary of the Year Award, Grand Knight of the Year and Council of the Year.  We also have recipients on a National level with several Silver Awards.  It is an honor that sets a threshold of excellence that the Council is proud of and we continue to excel in.   Our members provide financial assistance, in the spirit of brotherhood, to support dues, sponsorships to conferences or any occurrence that promotes Claverism. We pride ourselves in being ordinary folks doing extraordinary things for our Order, Church, Community and our World.

If you are interested in joining a Council or Jr. Branch, please contact Brother Keith LeSassier.



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