Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
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Who is eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus?
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Why join the Knights of Columbus?
How to Join the Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus – Council 9981?
- Contact a friend or acquaintance in the Council
- Contact either: Our Membership Director – Rob Schultz at (314) 973-2373 0r firstname.lastname@example.org or Stan Mengwasser at (314) 469-1713 or email@example.com or Our Grand Knight – William Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call the Parish Office at (314) 576-5366 – ext 10 and leave word with the parish secretary to have the Knights return your call.
Membership benefits for Knights of Columbus?
FORM 100 – Membership Application
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