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.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of 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.
There are always things to participate in such as our many fundraisers such as the tootsie roll drive, spelling bee, and basketball shoot out. We have pancake breakfasts at either Holy Spirit or St. Mary's Church after Sunday masses. Bored during the week? Come down on a Wednesday night and meet some new friends during some games of setback. Sports fan? With our two 42" plasma TV's you are sure to not miss that big game.
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.
You may contact us by either coming down to our home at 171 Pascone Pl. Newington, CT 06111 or by calling us at (860) 665-7232.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, 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.