The Membership of the Junior Knights and Junior Daughters of Peter Claver is comprised of Catholic youth between the ages 7 - 18. The organization is national in scope. Our program is of wide range and strives to meet the interests and needs of the Junior membership as follows:
Spiritual: To supplement the formal instructional religious training received in church, home and school.
Social: To cultivate the many social graces; to develop poise and confidence in social situations; to enjoy companionship of other young people in wholesome surroundings.
Physical: To develop physical efficiency through a program of activities built upon youth functioning in the light of their capacities.
Civic-Cultural: To cultivate interest and taste that will produce a more profitable use of leisure hours; to develop an appreciation of their duties as Catholics and as citizens.
There are 11 Junior units (a BRANCH is a Junior Knight unit, a JUNIOR COURT is Junior Daughter unit) in the the Western States District. Their activities are varied and range from assisting senior members in their activities to Community Bike Rides, Retreats, Community Clean-Up, March of Dimes Walk, AIDS Walk, Homeless and Infant Clothes Collection Drives, Toy Drives for Children in Shelters, Volunteers in Hospitals, Animal Shelters and Libraries.
They serve the parish as Altar Servers, Junior Lectors, Liturgical Dancers/Drummers, members of the Youth Choirs and Ushers. Counselors are dedicated to creating environments for Junior Knights and Junior Daughters to build character and skills for success in the real world.