This is our legacy, MAKE IT YOURS!
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.
“Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life.”
“I want to join!”
How to join.
If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen. 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.
It is likely that there is a local council near you. Applicants must apply to their local council located at a parish, college campus or in the community. Here are a number of ways to find a council.
- Contact Our Council. This feature will give a list of councils in your area.
- Contact your campus minister on your college or university campus.
- Look in the Yellow Pages. Local Knights of Columbus councils are normally listed under the “Clubs and Organizations” section in the phone book listings.
- Ask a friend in the Knights for help.
- Call the Supreme Council at (203) 752-4044.
Benefits of Being a Knight
COLUMBIA MAGAZINE – Free subscription to the Order’s monthly magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families.
KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS ROSARY – Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the First Degree exemplification to each new member.
DAILY MASS OF REMEMBRANCE AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH – Mass for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires program, at birthplace of the Order.
INSURANCE – Portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusively for members and their families.
FAMILY FRATERNAL BENEFIT – For eligible families:
a) Pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days;
b) Pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception;
c) Offers guaranteed-issue insurance up to $5,000 to any child under age 18.
ORPHAN BENEFIT – $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available.
MEMBER/SPOUSE FRATERNAL BENEFIT – Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost.
a) Continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit;
b) May purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death;
c) Receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia;
d) Eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.
SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organization skills, etc.
FOURTH DEGREE – Eligibility to join the “Patriotic Degree.”
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP – At Age 70 with 25 years of membership.
MEMBERSHIP CARD – Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in nearly 13,000 councils throughout the world.
ACTIVITIES – FAMILY/YOUTH/RELIGIOUS/SOCIAL/ATHLETIC – Participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by local councils.