The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic
family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides
members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to
the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your
family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to
join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many
more family and personal benefits.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing
Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old.
A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and
the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any
member of the Knights of Columbus.
Contact the church office
for details about joining our council as a new member.
The primary purpose of
the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible
citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries
through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "Assemblies").
Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and
religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition
to the Knights of Columbus.
Any Third Degree
member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree,
is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.