Friday, May 6, 2022

2022 Scholarship Program

St. Joseph and Ascension Council No. 3814 will award $1,000 Scholarships to two current 8th graders planning to attend a Catholic High School in the fall of 2022.  Eligible scholarship applicants must be registered with St. Joseph Parish in Oradell, NJ or Ascension Parish in New Milford, NJ.  Selection will be based on criteria focusing on service to the church, school, and community, and an essay on the value of the Knights of Columbus principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism

Completed applications must be returned to the Council and postmarked no later than Friday, June 10, 2022.  Winners will be notified in June.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at   For additional information contact Jeff Walters at 201-925-7174.

Saturday, April 9, 2022


Saint Joseph and Ascension Council Number 3814 of the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1954. The council hosts many activities throughout the year for the church, youth, family, and the community.

What It Means to Be a Knight of Columbus

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.

Candidates join local units, called "councils," most of which are based in one Catholic parish, or in the community at large. The candidate takes part in initiation degrees that explain the Knights of Columbus´ four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

The individual Admission, Formation and Knighthood Degree (a.k.a. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degrees) have been merged into a new "Charity, Unity, Fraternity (CUF) Degree. The new CUF Degree can now take place with friends & family of the Council in attendance per instructions from Supreme Council.

Knights of Columbus have a proud heritage.  The qualified Catholic man can share in this heritage and build for an even greater future by affiliating himself with this forceful, effective fraternal organization. All priests and religious brothers having duly made application for membership and participated in the CUF degree become honorary life members of the Order and are exempt from payment of dues.

 How To Join

 Joining the Knights of Columbus can now be done from the comfort of your computer, through E-Membership.  Men, over the age of 18 years of age, who are practical Catholics can join the Knights of Columbus online at 

Enter Council number 3814.

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