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4 Principles, 4 Reasons
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – Blessed Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
To start the process of joining the Saints Simon and Jude Council of the Knights of Columbus, click kofc.org/joinus and specify Council # 11564 during registration.
In these videos, Knights explain what attracted them to the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization.
• In Jared Zimmerer’s adult years, he found that he lost the sense of brotherhood that he previously had with Catholic men. That’s when he realized the Knights of Columbus offered “a vast amount of opportunities not only for men but for their families to live and grow in the faith together.” WATCH
• When Jeremy Gay learned about the opportunity to join the Knights of Columbus at his parish, the call to be a man of action and to participate in his community was “a natural choice.” WATCH
Share these videos with a Catholic man you know, and let him know he can join the Order for free using promo code MCGIVNEY2020 at kofc.org/join. Specify Council #11564 during registration.
"For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - Galatians 5:13-14
As men of faith, we are called to serve our communities, to make a difference in the lives of those around us. You can do so and make a bigger impact by serving with the Knights of Columbus. You'll help neighbors far and near, from partnering with the Special Olympics to providing warmth for local children who need quality coats for winter. And now, practicing Catholic men 18 or older can join for free*. Learn more about this great offer here.
Through love serve one another. Join the Knights today.
Knights of Columbus
*Online Membership only. Annual dues of $30 will apply on Membership Anniversary. Local council dues vary.
Who are the Knights?
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.
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.
There comes a time in the life of most men, when they want to make a difference. They want to do something for those who have not been blessed with a life as fortunate as their own. They want to help their fellow man. Most people are not in the position to effectively do something significant on their own, due to limited time, resources and information. The Knights of Columbus allows the individual to become a part of a fraternity of like-thinking men. It provides the vehicle by which they can make a contribution to good works through the council’s Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.
How To Join
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. Click kofc.org/joinus and specify Council #11564 to start the process of joining the Saints Simon and Jude Knights of Columbus.
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