Who are the Knights?
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.
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 personal
Samples of our family and community activities include: Knight of the Month, Family of the Month, Knight of the Year, Family of the Year, and Golden Knight of the Year. Pot Luck suppers, Bicycle Repairs for Christmas distribution, Children's Read - A - Thon, Youth Basketball Free Throw competition at the local, district and state levels, and a Youth "anti-drug" Poster Contest. Some of our fund raising activities include: Pig Pickin', Heritage BBQ, St. Patrick's Supper, Yard Sale, Pancake Breakfast, Memorial Mass, Operation LAMB " Least Among My Brethren" Helping people with mental retardation.
Church Activities include: K of C Mass, Memorial Masses, assisting our Parish Pastors, and helping with the annual church picnic.
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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.
Dean Di Lilo: Local Membership Chairman, Our Lady of Lourdes Council 12025 - Phone: 919-809-6033
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.