Knights in Parade

Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.


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, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

 

How To Join
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. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact the-Membership Chairman for information regarding membership in the
Knights of Columbus. Email for information at KofC.org

 
4th Degree EmblemAny Third Degree member in good standing, 6 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.

Ladies Auxiliary
Catholic Women's Organization - Our Lady of Grace Columbiettes.

On March2, 1939 the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus formulated a plan to create the first ladies Columbiette oganization and was instituted on this date Since that memorable day, many new auxliaries were formed and eventually State Councils and a Supreme Council were established..

New members are initiated within the subordinate Auxiliary and with their integrity, strength and scope have these Auxiliary activities become 'Columbiettes' and are recognized as a group of Catholic Women promoting the ideals of Columbianism to serve their local Parish to provide charitable support as well as financial assistance to our church and community.


Squires EmblemUnder the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.