The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights of Columbus was formed in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney. Watch the video “Experience of a Lifetime” or “Why Join the Knights”. View the Overview Booklet for more information. How much time will I need to devote to the Knights? See this article from the Nov. 2009 Knightline.
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, and many more family and personal benefits.
Our Council is very active in the areas of Church, Community, Family, Youth and Council. We have several fund raising activities, most notably Operation L.A.M.B. to support the Mentally Handicapped. We also support the Catholic churches and schools, primarily Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s. We have numerous Family/Youth activities such as parties for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, 4th of July, Valentines Day.....
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. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
If you would like to become a member or need more information, please contact our Membership Director.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year 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 honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.
There is no current Ladies Auxiliary for Council 2546. Please contact the Family Director if you would be interested in forming this group.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.
The Columbian Squires Circle 32546 is not currently active, but we expect to reactivate it soon.