Membership

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.

Membership benefits
 

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 benefits.

Our council has been involved in charitable activities throughout its existence, raising money through various annual and special fundraisers. Our members assist many regional organizations and causes, both financially and with manpower.

Fraternal and Family activities range from our monthly social meetings, to annual dinners and get togethers. We are regularly called upon to assist the pastor with manpower to support parish activities and facilities. Support to clergy and seminarians are a special part of our program.

Youth activities include the annual Free Throw contest, basketball tournament, and scholarship awards. Here insert a paragraph or two about the benefits of being a member of your local council: Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.



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.

Please contact our council Membership Director for membership information or fill out the form below.


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4th degree 

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.

Our council is associated with the John Tatham Assembly based in Delran, New Jersey.

Ladies auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.

Note: At this time our council does not have an active Ladies Auxiliary.

Squires 

Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.

Note: At this time there is no Columbian Squares circle associated with our council. 

Upcoming Degrees

1st Degree 

12/18 Saint Mary of the Lakes Emmaus Center

2nd Degree

TBA

3rd Degree

TBA

Additional Information can be found on the NJ K of C website


Grandfather, Son-In-Law and Grandson 

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Past Grand Knight Ken Bodzioch with Son-in-law Rick Feirghery with son Alex Feirghery who recently joined the Knights of Columbus












1st Degree Certificate Presentation








2nd Degree Certificate Presentation


3rd Degree Certificate Presentation


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