MEMBERSHIP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I don't have time to join another organization; why should I join the Knights of Columbus?
Online Membership was designed to allow eligible Catholic men to join the Knights of Columbus online, through a streamlined, optimized process.
Online Membership provides you with a digital membership experience, which will help you to grow as a Catholic man and a Knight. As a Knight, you can choose the projects to be involved in within your own community. You will receive regular updates from your state council regarding news and events in your area and be presented with frequent opportunities to work alongside brother Knights in local councils.
What are the requirements to join the Knights of Columbus?
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. A practical Catholic accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
If I join online, am I joining a local Knights of Columbus parish council?
No, you are not. When you join online you will not belong to a local council at first. Instead, you will become a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ontario State division.
How does Online Membership differ from membership in a local council?
Members who join online ("Online Membership") are members of the Knights of Columbus who have not yet taken a First Step to be admitted to a local parish council. As a member, like all members of the Knights of Columbus, you will have the right to purchase insurance on yourself, your spouse, and any dependent children. You will receive Columbia magazine, the free accidental death benefit (age restrictions apply), and are eligible for participation in the family fraternal benefit. You may also attend select local and state council events which are promoted by your state division.
What are the membership dues/fees for members who join online?
Online Membership dues are currently $30 per year. Due to father McGivney (founder of the Knights) recently becoming Blessed, membership is free for one year ending December 31,2021.
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