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.
Inaugural Meeting of Council 12583, Gonzaga University, December 8, 1999
First Executive Officers of Council 12583
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
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