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.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the External link opens in new tab or windowColumbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked External link opens in new tab or windowlife insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

We are actively involved in Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.

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 your local parish office. Often your parish will have its own local council. If not, your parish priest or parish office should be aware of the nearest council in the area.

  • Contact your campus minister on your college or university campus.

  • Look in the Yellow Pages. Local Knights of Columbus councils are normally  listed under the "Clubs and Organizations" section in the phone book listings.

  • Ask a friend in the Knights for help.

  • Call the Supreme Council at (203) 752-4044.