As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of 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.
Being a Knight means helping others. In our busy lives we all know we should be doing more for those less fortunate than ourselves. The Knights is a way to help in Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.You see the Knights at church functions, but we are so much more. We work to give needy charities financial aid as well as our members labour. Come and see how YOU can help the community–it only takes a few hours a year to make a big difference.
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.
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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.
New members are essential to the continued growth and well-being of your council and the Order. Offering a man membership in the Knights gives him the opportunity to experience the fraternal bond that Knights share, to improve his own life and his community, while growing closer to his family and faith.
Duties of a Proposer
A proposer’s duties don’t end after the First Degree. He must take responsibility to see that the recruit is introduced to his fellow council members, and involved in council activities. Learn the role a proposer should take in the life of a new member. [More]
Organize your Council’s Membership Blitz
Councils are encouraged to start planning their Membership Recruitment Blitz for the first half of the fraternal year. A coordinated Membership Recruitment Blitz is an all-out effort to maximize your membership teams’ efforts by canvassing an entire parish on one weekend![More]
Encourage Membership in the 4th Degree
It is a known fact that members that join the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus are less likely to be dropped from their council’s roles. With this, encourage 3rd Degree members to consider taking the Patriotic Degree of the Order and joining the 4th Degree. Connecticut District conducts two Exemplifications a year, clear for more information.