Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members worldwide. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
- For more information, please download "These Men We Call Knights".
- Knights are easily identifiable at any mass by a blue, red or black nametag..
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.
Our Council will also provide members:
- A blessed Rosary.
- A personalized nametag that can be worn at Mass to show your service to the Parish.
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. The Form 100 application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
Any Third Degree member in good standing 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.
The emblems of the Knights, the 4th Degree and the Columbian Squires have special significance as explained in this article adapted from the website of the Knights of Columbus, Council 801 in Cheyenne, WY.