Last update: February 28, 2011
Who Are the Knights?
How to Join...
For most men who follow Jesus,
there comes a time when duty
extends beyond our lives, beyond
how we lead our families and into
how we serve our fellow man. That
is what the Knights of Columbus
is all about.
Please Click Here to download
a copy of the pamphlet "Introduction
to the Fourth Degree" which explains
the role and mission of the Fourth
Degree of the Knights of Columbus.
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. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, six months after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. Eligible candidates that are interested in joining are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 honour guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus. You do not have to join the color corps to be a member of the Fourth Degree.
4th Degree Recruitment Pamphlet - Form 4155 Patriotic Degree Brochure - Form 4135
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