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Membership Benefits

There are many benefits and opportunities that Knights of Columbus members and their families enjoy, including:

  1. COLUMBIA MAGAZINE:  No-charge subscription to the Order’s monthly magazine, which examines issues of concern to Knights, their families, and Catholics at large.

  2. LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Build personal leadership and organizational skills, public speaking ability, etc.

  3. INSURANCE:  Exclusive member/family portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products.

  4. SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarship programs for higher education are available to members, their spouses and children.

  5. HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP:  Presented at age 70 with 25 years of membership.

  6. KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS ROSARY:  Supreme Chaplain-blessed, presented during First Degree exemplification.  

  7. DAILY MASS OF REMEMBRANCE:  Offered for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires program, at the birthplace of the Order.


From the moment of our founding in 1882, the charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.  We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.

Nationally, Knights' charitable donations approach $200 million annually. In addition, Knights of Columbus participate in charitable services, volunteering more than 75 million man-hours of practical assistance each year to individuals and to worthy organizations which in turn then help individuals -- what the Church calls subsidiarity.

"We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson has said. “We can reach halfway around the globe to help those in need and we can reach our neighbor next door.  And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith."

If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of nearly 2 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you -- and we invite you to join us!


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