you want to join this great organization of Catholic men, it is likely that there
is a local council near you. There you will find brother Knights working to fulfill
the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church
and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal
and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows,
orphans, the sick and the poor.
Order is called, " The Strong Arm of the Catholic Church"
in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, today, more
than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization
in the Catholic Church. The Order has been called "the strong right arm of
the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents (including President
Bush) and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization
and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
Catholic Men of All Ages
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is
open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18
years old. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God
and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member
of the Knights of Columbus or you may simply fill out the request below, and a
Knight of Columbus member will contact you.
Today and Experience The Awesome Ceremonial Initiation Degree...It's Not To Be
Candidates join local units, called "councils,"
most of which are based in one Catholic parish, or in the community at large.
The candidate takes part in initiation degrees that explain the Knights of Columbus'
four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
is considered a "Knight" after taking his First Degree, but he is encouraged
to advance through the Second and Third Degrees and on to the Fourth Degree, whose
members promote the virtue of patriotism by serving in honor guards, color corps
and promoting respect for country and the flag.
Help build a better world
one council at a time, and one act of charity at a time. Knights of Columbus have
a proud heritage. The qualified Catholic man can share in this heritage and build
for an even greater future by affiliating himself with this forceful, effective
Knights of Columbus Council 6211 is located in Bayou Vista, La. We are currently recruiting new members from the Parish, if you would like to become a Brother in the Knights of Columbus please contact John Trevino Sr (Grand Knight) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985-519-0373 for more information.