Knights of Columbus Council
Why Join the Knights of
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your
mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with
making a difference.
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of
age and older, who are committed to making their community a better
place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than
camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is
supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith;
it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your
personal life by viewing the segment, "Why Join?"
inspiring look at what it means to be part of the Knights of Columbus, see
the video introduction, "In
Service to One. In Service to All"
(running time, 32 seconds).
Overview Booklet (pdf,
415k) gives additional information about what it means to be a
member of the Knights of Columbus.
Knights have to say in their own words about their membership in the
world's largest Catholic family service organization. "Experience
of a Lifetime"
time, 10:59 min.).
Types of Membership
Catholic men 18
years of age or older who join the Knights belong to a council, or local
unit. Many 18 to 22 year olds first join the Knights of Columbus in a
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or
older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the
Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching
authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires
to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good
standing in the Catholic Church.
have been in the Knights for six months and have attained Third Degree
membership are eligible to join the
Fourth Degree Knights.
The Knights of
Columbus also sponsors the
a service and leadership training organization for Catholic young men ages
10 to 18 years old.
Q&A about being a member...
1. I don't have
time to join another organization; why should I join the Knights of Columbus?
As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to be involved in
within your own community. What is more, the Order is dedicated to family life
and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships to service and
social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.
Come see just
what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life by
viewing the segment, "Why
2. What are the
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older
who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.
3. What is a
A practical Catholic accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on
matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the
Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
4. Explain what
There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony
imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and
5. Do I have to
purchase Insurance to become a member?
No; unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a member by
purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before
he may avail himself of the insurance benefit. Purchasing insurance is optional,
however; the life insurance and long-term care insurance products offered by the
Order are not only competitively priced, they are among the most solid and
highly rated products available anywhere. Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, the
leading independent agencies that rate insurance companies, give K of C
insurance their highest ratings.
What We Do
Become a Knight
Calendar & News Letter
Rent the Knights Hall