Who are the knights
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. In 2002 the Knights reported raising and contributing to charity a record $128.5 million and volunteering a record 60.8 million hours of service.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you
and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues
annually of the
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.
How to Join
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 or click on the following link to be
contacted by a Knight.
Join our Council
For an inspiring look at
what it means to be part of the Knights of Columbus, see the video
Service to One. In Service to All“
Hear what Knights have to say in their own words about their membership in the world's largest Catholic family service organization. "Experience of a Lifetime" (running time, 14 min.).
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the
anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the
Fourth Degree. 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.