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 annual issues 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.
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 our country through active participation in local Fourth Degree groups (called assemblies). The Bishop Eustace Assembly, who meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Santa Maria Council (Crystal Lake Ave, Haddon Twp, NJ) at 8:00 PM, is the home Assembly for Holy Child Council as well as several other local Councils within our area. Certain members of the Assembly serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, such as our "flag retirement ceremony" and 4th of July parades, and at the confirmations of our children.
The Faithful Navigator of the Bishop Eustace Assembly is Mike Walters (609-790-4500).
The membership chairman is Mike Costello (856-782-1908).
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. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
For more information about becoming a member of the Holy Child Council, please use our online request form.