Who Can Be A Knight
Membership in the
Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See,
who shall not be
than 18 years of age on their last
birthday. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and Precepts of the Church.
Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Every knight is happy to propose eligible Catholic men for consideration as members.
Acceptance of the applicant depends upon a vote of
the members of
council in which he is
There are modest
initiation fees and dues set by subordinate councils under regulations established by the Supreme Council. The insurance
available to all members who can qualify, which represent an important advantage of membership. For men in every walk of life the name Knights of Columbus engenders the image of a united organization, efficiency going about it tasks of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of priesthood. It is composed of men who are giving unselfishly of their time and talents in service of God and their country.
the Knights of
Columbus provides opportunity for wholesome
association with congenial companions who are,
first of all, practical Catholic
gentlemen. It offers the opportunity for fellowship with those who are of the same belief, who recognize the same duty to God, to family and to neighbor
and who stand side by side in defense of those beliefs. Programs are so organized as to appeal to the individual interest of the members. Through many constructive activities of Christian fraternity, members are enabled to render service to their Church, their country and
their fellowman. Through membership they develop a consciousness of their ability to lead and to assist.
Columbianism, united behind the individual Knight of Columbus, provides the power of
an intelligent, alert body of Catholic men
- a strength
the individual by himself cannot achieve.
Knights of Columbus have a proud heritage. The qualified Catholic men
can share in that heritage and
build for an even greater future by
with this forceful, effective body.
Anyone interested in joining can contact the Grand Knight listed under the above page "Officers" or any other knight who is also listed.