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Whether as individuals or as part of a local Knights of Columbus council, when Knights see a need, they respond, and the good they do is multiplied by the size and reach of our worldwide organization. Knights are men of prayer who care for the spiritual welfare of their loved ones and their brothers Knights.

Groups of knights joined together helping others and defending the faith

Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

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Lead with Faith

Knights are committed to daily prayer, weekly Mass, and building a community of faith. This is the Knights of Columbus difference, knowing that you are backed by a band of brothers in the quest to become a better Catholic man. Your membership gives you access to faith-building materials that will help you draw closer to God and join your voice with our existing 1.9 million members around the world to defend the faith.



Benefits of Being a Knight
  • Online access to
  • Subscription to Columbia, our flagship monthly magazine
  • Prayer and faith formation resources to help you grow in Catholic masculine spirituality
  • Exclusive eligibility to purchase Knights of Columbus life insurance, disability income insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products
  • A dedicated brother Knight field agent assigned to you and your family
  • Complimentary, comprehensive annual financial review
  • Access to free family fraternal benefits

Protect Your Family, Serve Others, and Defend Your Values!

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