Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit organization where Catholic men hold true to its founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity & patriotism.

In 1881 Father McGivney called a small group of catholic men together in the basement of Saint Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut and formed a society that today has become the world’s largest Catholic service organization of over 2 million men in 19 countries.

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 and 12 free issues of our council’s newsletter the “Knights in Lightener “.  Also you are eligible to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

How to Join

Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. To find out more just fill out the Information form :

A Brother Knight will call to answer questions and share how to become a member.

4th Degree

Any Third Degree member in good standing, six months 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.