Knights of Columbus
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Palatine, Illinois
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Who Are the Knights? 

The Knights of Columbus, founded by Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882 in New Haven, CT, in an international Catholic lay organization with more than 1.8 million members in 15,000 councils located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Poland, and several other countries.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age or older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting the Church.

Knights share camaraderie with men who hold similar values to yours. Knights are involved with your community; they suport your local Catholic Church and its causes, while deepening their faith; and they believe in protecting and enhancing their family life.

Why Become a Knight? 

In today's world, many Catholic Men are looking to fulfill their desire to spend meaningful time with their family, to serve their community and their Church, and to grow in their faith. Joining the Knights of Columbus provides these men and their families with volunteer opportunities and activities that accomplish these goals. If you are such a man who is dedicated to making a difference, then membership in the Knightrs of Columbus is for you.

Additionally, the Knights of Columbus also offers a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusively for members and their families.

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.

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.