About the Knights of Columbus

Why You Should Join?

Join the Knights of Columbus council, and strengthen your faith and family life and help us make a difference for people in need.

There are only two requirements for a man to join the Knights of Columbus: that he be a practical Catholic as understood by the Church and that he be 18 years of age or older.

Candidates take part in initiation degrees that explain the Knights of Columbus’ four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

A candidate is considered a “Knight” after taking his First Degree, but he is encouraged to advance through the Second and Third Degrees and on to the Fourth Degree, whose members promote the virtue of patriotism by serving in honor guards, color corps and promoting respect for country and the flag.

You can join the Knights by contacting Mark Mauger at (markamauger@hotmail.com).

TOP 10 Reasons You Should Join the Knights of Columbus

  1. To join a fraternity of men who hold your same Catholic values
  2. To help with events that brings our parish community closer together while at the same time having some fun doing them!
  3. To make over 170 new friends overnight and get to wear those cool Knight’s aprons!
  4. Did you know that your volunteer hours for the knight’s events count towards your Holy Family School volunteer hours? Well they do.
  5. To have access to fraternal benefits such as life insurance, annuities and extended long term health care insurance.
  6. To be an example to your children of how volunteering can make a difference in your community and parish.
  7. To be part of an organization that raises money and contributes time for Youth Programs, Holy Family School, Seminarians, the Respect Life Group, Morality in Media and the Washington Children’s Identification Program (WA Chips) for lost children.
  8. To be one of over 1.7 million worldwide members that supports our Holy Father in Rome to broadcast his Christmas message to the world.
  9. We support each other and our families in time of need whether it is with donations of money, prayers, a car ride to a doctor or when you just need a brother to talk to.
  10. To keep that promise you made to yourself so long ago that you would give something back to your community and leave this world a little better place than when you came into it!

Who are the Knights of Columbus?
What do they do?

The Knights of Columbus is a growing organization of more than 1.8 million members and for over 130 years have committed to overcome the challenges faced by some of our fellow parishioners and community members. 

Together, we comprise an organization fortified by its past and driven by its goals for the future.  It's through six areas of service that we truly make a difference. 

As Knights, our faith is our foundation. We promote vocations and provide financial support for seminarians and postulants through our Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP). Each council is committed to supporting our Church and strengthening each member's faith through our faith-based programs.

Councils are equally committed to improving their local communities through a variety of initiatives. Among these are councils supporting Habitat for Humanity and the Global Wheelchair Mission, which ensures that families are provided the basic human need of shelter and are restored the gift of mobility.
The fraternity among brother Knights is evident when we come together for activities, including our support of Special Olympics. Through initiatives such as this, our members emphasize the importance and dignity of every person. 

Culture of Life
As Catholics, we know that all human life is precious and deserves to be protected, from conception to natural death. Through the Ultra-Sound Initiative, councils have saved countless lives while taking a public stand against abortion though participation in the March for Life and similar events.

Through family-focused programs, members are able to strengthen their family and material bonds.  Most of these activities also provide the opportunity - through initiatives like the Food for Families program - to assist other families.

Through numerous youth activities, councils help young people to build a strong sense of civic and religious responsibility. Also, our Coats for Kids program provides the gift of warmth to needy children.

Our local council was formed on August 6, 1980.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

Insurance Program

A non-profit insurance program, owned and operated by and for members and offering life insurance and annuities which are rated “Superior”. While the insurance is a voluntary benefit of membership, the Order maintains a staff of full time qualified insurance agent.

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