WHO ARE THE KNIGHTS
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.
It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service
to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
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.
View and download the trifold pamphlet, Council Activities,
to see the various ways members of Council 10215 are involved in the community, the church, with our youth, and
with our families.
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.
Contact GK Ed Ponder, email@example.com,
DGK Charlie McGratty, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Membership Chairman SK Hank Borchers, email@example.com for more information.
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.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first
Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is
for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many,
varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each
circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership