Being a Knight is a lifetime experience that will help you be a better Catholic, father, citizen, and man. When you join a local council, your entire family becomes part of the Knights of Columbus family.
You can commit as much or as little time as you want, but you will belong to one of the largest Catholic communities in the world.

Who can join?

  • Practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See
  • Be at least 18 years of age
Ready?
Joining the Order is easy. Complete the form, and a brother Knight will contact you to discuss your application. He will help you complete the formal application and submit it for you. Then you will attend your First Degree. At this ceremony you will be officially inducted into the Order.

Benefits

The Order offers many benefits to members and their families.
Columbia Magazine
Free subscription to the Order’s monthly magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families.
Rosary
Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the First Degree exemplification to each new member.
Mass of Remembrance
A mass for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires programs celebrated daily at St. Mary's Church, the birthplace of the Order.
Insurance
Portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusively for members and their families.
Family Benefits
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 and Spouse Benefits
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, organization skills, etc.
Fourth Degree
Eligibility to join the “Patriotic Degree.”
Honorary Life Membership
Automatic at Age 70 with 25 years of membership.
Membership Card
Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in nearly 13,000 councils throughout the world.
Activities
Participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by local councils.

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