Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. Click on the button for a complete and detailed description.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 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, etc. Click on the button for many more family and personal benefits.
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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.
Membership recruitment in our Council draws primarily from St.Peter's, Our Lady of Victory (Gabriola Island) and St.Michael's Ukrainian parishes. For more detailed membership information and/or ways to join:
1.) contact our Membership Chairman, Brother Brian King, (250-591-4223 : email ); or
2.) click the 'Join us' button for a very easy and quick online membership application.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, six months 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 honour guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
The Assembly for the mid-Vancouver Island region is Captain Alexandro Malaspina, Assembly #34, named after the famous west coast Italian explorer. It includes Knights from the greater Nanaimo area. If you are interested and wish more information on becoming a Fourth Degree member, please contact any Fourth Degree Knight listed below.