Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. Founded in 1892 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney (pictured above) in New Haven Connecticut. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
SAY YES WHEN ASKED TO BECOME A KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS
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.
1. Attend regular Council meetings when possible.
2. Consider volunteering for one of our many activities.
3. Timely payment of dues.
4. Defense of Church and Life.
How to Join and become a Knight
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.
Form 100 is available at the Knights of Columbus, 809 E. Main St., New Albany, IN.
Click on the BECOME A KNIGHT button on the right and fill in the requested information to be contacted.
Download Application Form 100:
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.