"Experience of a Lifetime"
If you are a practical catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic Brothers. There is a place in the Knights of Columbus for every qualified man, whether he has a huge amount of time to volunteer or only a few hours a year. Regardless of what your interest are, the Order has something to offer you and your family. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it's being involved with your community; it's supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it's about protecting and enhancing your family life. Catholic men 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 college council.
Within the Knights of Columbus there are several degrees, each providing the member valuable lessons. The First Degree teaches the lesson of charity, and upon completion he is considered a Knight of Columbus and can participate in all council activities, First Degree members are encouraged to attain the Second and Third Degrees, which teach the lessons of unity and fraternity. Upon taking the the Third Degree, a member receives full honors of Knighthood and is "Knighted." Privileges of the Third Degree membership include the ability to serve as a local council officer, and admission to state and Supreme Council business meetings. First and Second Degree members can attend the state and Supreme Council meetings, but they are not allowed in the business sessions.
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.
The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.
From charity for worldwide causes, to helping closer to home with volunteer activities, to a top-rated insurance program that protects those closest to you, the Knights makes the most of its brotherhood.
Make a stand among them, and you can discover how easy it is to make a difference in your life and that of others.
If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, please use the "Contact Us" tab and complete the form and hit submit. We will get back in touch with you. May you and your loved ones experience the peace of Christ today and everyday!