The Knights of Columbus is
the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, with 1.6
million members. The Knights of Columbus gives members and their families
opportunities to serve the Catholic Church, their communities, and each
As a member of the Knights of
Columbus, members and their families enjoy many benefits, including 12
issues annually of the Columbia
magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine. Knights of Columbus members also
may join the K.C. top-ranked life insurance program.
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.
For information about joining the Waconia Knights of
Columbus email at us at Waconiaknightsofcolumbus@gmail.com
Fourth Degree Knights, in
their tuxedoes and feathered hats, are probably the most visible part of
the Knights of Columbus.
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. Fourth
Degree members do so by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of,
and loyalty to, the Knights.
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.