Who Are The Knights
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 milliion members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, thir communities, families, and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus, you and your family enjoy many benefits. Benefits such as 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, meeting and establishing many new close friends, and having the opportunity to give back to the Church and your community.
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 God's commandments and to the precepts of teh Church. To inquire about a membership please contact St. Francis Xavier's Parish Office or the individuals listed on this page. We are eager to have new members join and experience the benefits of being a member of the Knights of Columbus.
4th Degree Membership
Any 3rd degree of the Knights of Columbus in good standing and after 1 year anniversary of his 1st degree, is eligible for membership in the 4th degree Knights of Columbus. The purpose of the 4th degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective country. This is achieved through active membership in local 4th degree groups, called assemblies. Certain members of the 4th degree serve as honour guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
Under teh guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas Mcdonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squire Circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys betweenn the ages of 12 and 17. Squires activities are many, varying from spritiual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own ranks and it operates separately (although guided) by the Knights of Columbus. The circle sets its own agenda and it run by all of its members. Being part of a Squires Circle brings many benefits to young men. It helps to develop leadership skills and responsbility while giving back to the Church and the community. Many long lasting friendships will develop with like minded young men who will serve as our future leaders. The Squires Circle will also organize fun activities and outings for its members such as video gaming events, sport outings, and any other fun activities. For more information or to find a local Squires Circle, please contact the individuals listed on this page.