The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
Why should one join the Knights of Columbus?
As a Knight one can choose the projects with which to be involved within the community. What is more, the Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships, to service and social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.
What are the requirements?
Membership requirements are that the person be a practical Catholic gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older.
Who is a practical Catholic?
A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See and who practices the precepts of the Catholic Church.
What are the degrees within the organization?
There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of: 1) charity, 2) unity, 3) fraternity, and 4) patriotism. First and second degree members attend third degree council meetings and functions. Eligibility to become an officer requires third degree status. Membership in the fourth degree is required to attend assembly meetings and functions as well as to become a member of the honor guard.
Is purchasing insurance a requirement to becoming a member?
Purchasing insurance is optional. Unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a member by purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before he may avail himself of the insurance benefit.
What is the name of the Hot Springs Village council and where is it located?
It is the Daniel Patrick Sullivan Council 10208 and the Fourth Degree Assembly 2316 associated with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church located at 295 Balearic Road.
Who is the membership contact person for the Hot Springs Village council?