Sunday, March 10, 2013

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH MACON GEORGIA, St. Peter Claver Church School, Macon Georgia, Bibb County GA.

Catholic Church, St. Peter Claver, Macon Georgia, Bibb County GA.

 ST. PETER CLAVER Macon Georgia
131 Ward St.
Macon GA.31024

St. Peter Catholic Phone Number
CHURCH 478-743-1454

133 Ward St. SCHOOL  478-743-3985       

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
is a very diverse and well-integrated parish of 500 families in Macon, GA

St. Peter Catholic Church and School History Marker, Macon Georgia

This African-American parish began in 1888 and was named St. Peter Claver in 1903, in honor of the Patron Saint of Negro Missions. The current school, convent, and rectory were built here after the parish moved from Pio Nono Avenue in 1913. The church was built in 1928. This was one of two campuses in Georgia funded by Mother Katherine Drexel (later canonized Saint Katherine Drexel), staffed by her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS), and built by Father Ignatius Lissner and the Society of African Missions Fathers (SMA). The SMA operated the parish from 1913-1970, and the SBS staffed the school from 1915-2003.

Macon Georgia