Membership

What is the Knights of Columbus?

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.
 
Why join the Knights of Columbus?  Click on the link for more information from Knights of Columbus Supreme Council.

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia, 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.

St. Johns River Council 10850 serves the the Catholic community of St. Joseph's and Holy Family parishes and Jacksonville through: Church Activities such as recognizing Altar Servers of the Year, Mothers' Day Flowers, and Baptismal Roses; Youth Activities such as Columbian Squires and Citizenship Awards; Family Activities such as a Jacksonville Suns game; Community Service such as marching for the Culture of Life; and various other Council Activities.  Whatever interests you as a Catholic Gentleman, the Knights of Columbus and St. Johns River Council 10850 stand ready to join you in the spirit of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, the guiding principles of the Knights.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Applications are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact Membership Director Bruce Allen  904.874.6633

4th Degree

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.
 
 
 
Contact Our Lady Queen of the Knights Assembly 2679 Faithful Navigator Matthew Mouzon (904) 772-4555
 

Squires


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.

Contact Youth Director Bobby Broach 

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