St. Peter Claver Catholic School was established in 1893 by Fr. William Tyrell S.J., then pastor of Sacred Heart Church, to provide catholic education for the children of the African American community.
Sacred Heart Council 12110 started a fund raising spaghetti dinner several years ago to provide scholarships at St. Peter Claver Catholic School. We are holding another dinner on May 5, 2019.
This legacy of segregation still persists in our community. Sacred Heart Council felt a duty to the school, since it was an outgrowth of our parish helping an underserved community— very much the mission of our Order. The school is Florida’s oldest existing African American school.
The attached flyer provides details of the event set for Sunday, May 5, at St. Peter Claver Church Hall on Nebraska Avenue. We would love to see you there! The flyer allows for purchase of tickets on line. If you can’t make it, please consider simply making a donation by clicking on the link below. The poor children of our Catholic community in our Diocese are anxious to get a Catholic education. Let’s help them realize their dream!
SK Peter Ilchuk, DD 44
FS Council 12110