Monday, November 20, 2017   

Membership

 

Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.  See a short video below of who we are and what we are all about.


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.

Knights exemplify our principals of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity through Church, Community, Council, Family and Youth Activities and Projects.  Each member chooses his areas of interest and level of participation, based on his time and family commitments.

 

CHURCH

Seminarian Support

Religious Vocations

Special prayer Service

Rosary for Deceased Members

Keep Christ in Christmas

Support Parish Council

Weekly Rosary for Life during October

 

COMMUNITY

Intellectually Disabled - Annual

Tootsie Roll Drive

Birthright Rose Drive

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Blood Donation Drives

Hawkeye Football

Concession Stand Workers – US Cellular

Center, Paramount, Rough Riders

Hockey and BBQ Roundup

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation –

Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Building & Grounds

 

COUNCIL

Social before and after meetings

Pancake Breakfasts

Lenten Fish Fry’s

Spaghetti Dinners

Steak Fry’s

Soup Luck

Bowling Team

 

FAMILY

Family of the Month

Knight of the Month

Halloween Trunk & Treat

Jam Sessions

Senior Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party

Adult Christmas Party

 

YOUTH

Free Throw Contest

Altar Server Appreciation

Essay Contest

Spelling Bee

Scholarships

Support Scouting

Support Holy Family Schools

 

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.

Send an email to: KofC909@mediacombb.net.

 
4th Degree EmblemAny 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.

Ladies Auxiliary
Currently we do not have a Ladies Auxiliary.

However, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Wives and Families for all of their support they provide our Council throughout the year, whether helping to plan an event, or jumping in and working alongside us. We couldn’t be as productive without their help and support!!!  THANK YOU!!!


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.