Who Can Become a
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to
practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who shall not be less than
eighteen years of age on their last birthday. A practical Catholic is one who
lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application
forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Every knight is
happy to propose eligible Catholic men for consideration as members. Acceptance
of the applicant depends upon a vote of the members of the council in which he
is making application.
All priests and religious brothers having duly
made application for membership and participated in the ceremonies become
honorary life members of the Order and are exempt from payment of dues.
Application for membership must be made through the council in the
community nearest the applicant's place of residence. Interested prospects
without a permanent domicile, such as men temporarily away from home through
duty in the armed forces, may make application through their hometown council
or at the nearest council on a military base.
If favorably voted
upon, the applicant becomes a member by initiation known as the First Degree.
He subsequently is advanced through the Second Degree and the Third Degree.
are modest initiation fees and dues set by subordinate councils under
regulations established by the Supreme Council. The insurance privileges are
available to all members who can qualify, which represents an important
advantage of membership.
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