Eligibility for Membership in the First Degree.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men at least 18 years of age. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.
Every Knight is happy to propose eligible Catholic men for consideration as members.
Acceptance of the applicant depends upon a vote of the members of the council in which he is making application. If favorably voted upon, the applicant becomes a member by initiation known as the First Degree. Council 2433 has a First Degree Team which conducts the initiations.He subsequently is advanced through the Second Degree and the Third Degree.

Eligibility For Membership In The Fourth Degree

To be eligible as a member in the Fourth Degree, you must be a Third Degree member in good standing in the Knights of Columbus. In addition, you must also be a K of C member for six months and sponsored by a Brother Sir Knight.

Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as Color Guards and Honor Guards at civic and religious functions, and honorable activity which as brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus and local Assembly organizations. Honor Guards have mastered the “Manual of the Sword”. The Master wears a Gold Cape and Chapeau while his District Marshal wears a Green cape and Chapeau. The Navigator of an Assembly wears a white Cape and Chapeau while his Color Corps Commander wears a Purple Cape and Chapeau. Finally, all other members of the Color Corps wear a Red Cape and White Chapeau.

For info on joining the Knights, contact Membership Director Richard Poppe @ e-mail:

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