The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. It serves it members, their families and their communities at large by providing fraternal, spiritual and financial assistance. We also defend Catholicism in various nations, and promote Catholic education. We support the Catholic Church's positions on various societal issues and participate in the Church's new evangelization.
Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting volunteer activities, support of community projects and parish activities. and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. As a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community
Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Members of the Knights of Columbus are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nation and are amongst the greatest citizens.
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Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, 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 Cathodic Church and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Use the "Contact Us' link to get in touch with a member of Council 4978 or e-mail us directly at P.O. Box 25 Burlington MA 01803
Online Membership is a fast, simple way to join the Knights of Columbus. Once a member, you will have access to the Knights of Columbus digital experience and will have the opportunity to become a member of Council 4978. More information can be found at https://www.kofc.org/apps/joinus/en/registration/index.html