What is The Knights of Columbus?
- The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that
- was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid
- and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their
- families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and
- their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare,
- war relief and public relief works.
- The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J.
- McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican,
- brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit
- society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability
- through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has
- contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
- The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more
- than 12,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States,
- Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama,
- the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan and Poland.
How do I Join The Knights of Columbus?
- If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join
- the leading organization of Catholic laymen. Contact your local parish
- office. They should be able to put you in contact with the membership
- director for the Saugerties Council.
Why Join The Knights of Columbus?
- Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your
- community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your
- own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.