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Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men 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. Please consider becoming a Brother in our Council, We look forward to welcoming you!!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Anyone interested in joining our Council can either speak to a member of our Council or send a note to or fill out the form below.

Who are the Knights of Columbus?

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Who can join the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic males over the age of 18. Knights come from all walks of life and have been Priests, Bishops, Cardinals, Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Governors, Congressmen, Mayors, Olympians, NFL Coaches and most importantly Men like you who day in and day out help make our order as strong as it is. If you are a practical Catholic Male over 18, the Knights is the organization that’s right for you. Our fraternal brotherhood has programs that will make you proud to be called a Brother Knight.

I'm a Catholic male. How can I join?

Give us a call or simply fill out the form on to the right and we will call or email you about joining our council here! Visiting from outside the area? Click Here to find a local council to you.

Can you tell me about your activities and charities?

Each council does charity work in the areas of Church, Family, Community, and Youth. Our council hosts a large number of activities throughout the year. Our Activities include: Corporate Communion, Communion Breakfast, Council Cookout, Retreats, Church Activities, Basketball Free Throw Contest, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities. Our council supports many Right To Life activities, including: March For Life in Washington DC; quarterly parish Pro-Life Adoration with the Respect Life Committee; 40 Days For Life Campaign; and monthly Mass and Rosary procession with St Agnes Respect Life Committee in West Chester. In addition to supporting our Parish School, our council supports many local groups, including: Red Cross; Chester County Food Bank; Lord’s Pantry; Habitat for Humanity, and Birthright International.

Can you tell me about your insurance program?

Knights of Columbus insurance has been “Making a Difference for Life” for more than 120 years. Since our founding in 1882, our primary mission has been to protect families against the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. Today we do this, and help families secure their financial futures, through our top-rated portfolio of life insurance, long term care insurance and annuity products. For more information you can contact our our Field Agent Michael McDonnell at 913-222-9957.

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