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Why not you?
Being a Knight, the member of our council, is more than just camaraderie.  It is being involved with your community, and it is a deeper engagement in the live of your Catholic Church.  We support many local and national charitable organization; we provide mutual aid to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. 

As Knights, we strive to live our lives following the four principles of our Brotherhood:
  • Charity
  • Unity
  • Fraternity
  • Patriotism
Our organization will fill your hart and you mind with joy of working with the same minded people, giving to others, and making the difference.

There is also one more aspect of Knights of Columbus worth mentioning, that is the insurance products offered to members and their families. Members have no obligation to participate, however consistent superior financial strength rating (A+), and the exceptional customer service makes it worth considering.  It is a large insurer, with about 2 million members and $109 billion of life insurance in force.  Products offered cover every aspect of the financial protection: permanent and term life, retirement annuities, long term care, and disability insurance. For more information go to: KofC Insurance or contact directly our Insurance Field Agent,  Agents are all Knights.

The requirements needed to become a Knight:
  • you must be a practicing Catholic living your life in union with the Holy See (following the teaching of the Catholic Church)
  • you must be a man, eighteen years of age or older on your last birthday
The requirements are stated in Section 102 of the Order's Constitution and Laws.

Hence the question: Why not you? 

There was a time in our country when families, coping with the loss of their sole provider, were facing extreme poverty and hardship. There was no social network or safety net that would provide help. It was very difficult for the Catholic men to find a job; they were not welcomed in the place of work.

In response to this seemingly impossible situation, the catholic priest Father Michael McGeveny with the small band of man founded in 1882 the Knights of Columbus. Named in honor of Christopher Columbus it was dedicated to provide support and financial resources to struggling Catholic men and their families. Under the initial insurance scheme devised by founder McGivney, a deceased Knight's widow was granted a $1,000 death benefit, funded by a pro-rata contribution from the membership. In addition, there was also a sick benefit for members who fell ill and could not work. In time, with millions of members around the world it has become the largest Catholic fraternal service organization.


God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please report all favors received:

The Father McGivney Guild

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