WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A KNIGHT
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics. We area community focused organization which allows you to help others while forming fun lifelong rewarding relationships with others. Help us with the programs we have established today and let us know what programs you would like to build in the future. Give as much or as little time as you have to give.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Columbia Magazine – Free subscription to the Order’s award-winning magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families
Knights of Columbus rosary – Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the Admission Degree to each new member
Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church – Mass for deceased members and their wives at the birthplace of the Order
Insurance – Access to a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care and annuity products exclusive for members and their families
Family Fraternal Benefit – For eligible families: a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) offers guaranteed-issue insurance – up to $5,000 – to any child under age 18
Orphan Benefit – $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit – Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost
Widow Benefits – a) continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) may purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death; c) receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; d) eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.
Scholarships – Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children
Leadership Development – Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.
Fourth Degree – Eligibility to join the Patriotic Degree
Honorary Life Membership – At age 70 with 25 years of membership
Membership Card – Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in member’s council and also in over 15,000 councils throughout the world
Activities – participation in a variety of programs and activities we conduct each year.