Who 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.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of 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.
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How to Join
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic gentlemen in union with the Holy See, 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 forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus or by following this hyperlink (Form 100).
Please contact Brother Michael Chisar at (925) 285-3863 for more information.
Pay Annual Membership Benefits Online
Knights can easily and conveniently pay their annual membership benefits online via the Council’s website. Simply navigate to the Merchandise page, locate the Annual Membership Dues item, and click the Buy Now button. Electronic receipts will be provided for each transaction and the Financial Secretary, Tom Chin, will provide an updated membership card at the next general meeting.
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.