Benefits of Membership

A Knight of Columbus enjoys membership in the world’s largest Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization, with over 1.8 million members in over 14,000 local councils, including Holy Family Council 14712. Membership in the Knights of Columbus includes a number of benefits:

Faith and Service – The opportunity to develop your own faith and to experience the genuine satisfaction of serving those in need within your church and community.

Fraternity – In serving your church and community, you will be working alongside other dedicated Brother Knights, with whom you will form friendships and enjoy council social and fraternal activities.

Columbia Magazine – Free subscription to the Order’s monthly magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics, and families. Columbia has the largest circulation of any Catholic family magazine in the world.

Knights of Columbus Rosary – Blessed by the Supreme Chaplain, presented during the First Degree exemplification to each new member.

Insurance – The option to purchase top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products available exclusively to members and their families. The Knights of Columbus insurance program has the highest possible ratings from Standard and Poor’s (AAA) and A.M. Best (A++), as well as certification from the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) for ethical business practices.

Member/Spouse/Family Fraternal Benefits – Accidental death coverage for a member and spouse at no cost; a Family Fraternal Benefit and Orphan Benefit for the children of a member; and widow benefits for a member’s spouse.

Scholarships – Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children, including six college scholarship programs, two graduate fellowship programs, and additional scholarship programs for seminarians.

Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organization skills, etc.

Membership Card – Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal, and social activities in over 14,000 councils throughout the world.

Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church – Mass for deceased members and their wives, and deceased members of the Squires program, at birthplace of the Order in New Haven, Connecticut.