The Beaumont Inter-Diocese Council Court Assemblies and Chapters of the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver joined together Sept. 6 at Our Mother of Mercy Church, Beaumont, for the memorial Mass of St. Peter Claver celebrated by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD and concelebrated by Josephite Father Lowell Case and Josephite Father Bura Koroba.

“St. Peter Claver heard the call to minister to the poor,” Bishop Guillory said. “He worked in the field with them and he heard what their needs were. God instructs us to hear in the same way, and we have heard what he instructed because we are members of the church.”