Fr Nicholas Rausch OSB
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal
service organization with 1.7 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 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.
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or two about the benefits of being a member of your local council: Church
Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service 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
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.
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.
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about the Ladies Auxiliary in your council.
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.
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regarding the Squires Circle in your council.