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SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL # 13236

Knights of ColumbusWHO ARE THESE MEN CALLED KNIGHTS?

We are a unique "band of brothers", who share values and the support to live our Catholic faith more fully and use the ability for our network to accomplish things together that we could not accomplish alone. We provide: Support for the parish with its needs through the various ministries such as Ushers, Choir members, Readers, and Extraordinary Ministers. Help meet the needs of those in the local communities. Support programs that benefit people with intellectual disabilities (Operation LAMB). Support the Right to Life Programs. We have assisted in setting up, cooking and helping to clean up after some functions. We run a Seminarian Support Fund Raiser and sponsor the Single Seniors Luncheon Program and many other functions. Members of our Council 13236, Chartered in 2003 have been active in our parish for years. Unless we wear our badges, or are sponsoring an event most of the time people do not even notice us. The Knights of Columbus is not a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.

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Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

Members who have been in the Knights for six months and have attained Third Degree membership are eligible to join the Fourth Degree Knights.

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Prospective K of C Member Q & A

 

1. I don't have time to join another organization; why should I join the Knights of Columbus?
As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to be involved in within your own community. What is more, the Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships to service and social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.

2. What are the requirements?
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.

3. What is a practical Catholic?
A practical Catholic accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

4. Explain what Degrees are.
There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

5. Do I have to purchase Insurance to become a member?
No; unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a member by purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before he may avail himself of the insurance benefit. Purchasing insurance is optional, however; the life insurance and long-term care insurance products offered by the Order are not only competitively priced, they are among the most solid and highly rated products available anywhere. Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, the leading independent agencies that rate insurance companies, give K of C insurance their highest ratings.

Our Council meets on the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM in rooms 1, 2, 5 & 6 of the Parish Life Center. We are always looking for other men who are interested in joining our Council of the Knights of Columbus. For more information contact Gene Mandarano at 336-706-5171 or email at mandar93fam@bellsouth.net.