What Are The Knights?  The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits  As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the 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.   The Family Fraternal Benefits package, available to all our good-standing members and their families, adds value to membership in our organization.
  • Guaranteed Life Insurance Benefits for Uninsurable Children
  • Death Benefits Available for Stillborn/Miscarried Children  
  • Orphan Benefits  
  • Member/Spouse Accidental Death Benefits
 St. Joseph Council has many activities that you can get involved with throughout the year for the Church, Youth, Family, Community, and Council.  

How To Join Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men, 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.  
 For more information, contact kofc3814@gmail.com 

What Are Degrees?  There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus.  Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

4th Degree  Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
St. Joseph Council is in the Assembly 1289.  Contact kofc3814@gmail.com

Columbian Squires Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.
St. Joseph Council has not formed a Columbian Squires Circle.