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BECOME A MEMBER
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. Application blanks are available at Sacred Heart Council 2842 and online eMembership is available at https://www.KofC.org/joinusprefferedcouncil2842 Members who join online (“eMembers”) are members of the Knights of Columbus who have not yet made their degree.
eMembers can transition to local council membership, just as members from other local councils may transfer today. Transferring involves completing a membership form (Form #100) and going through the council admissions process. This includes meeting with council leaders.
An interested candidate must takes part in an Exemplification degree. Supreme Council has introduced a new degree which will allow candidates to reach full Knighthood in a single ceremony. The new degree, referred to as "Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity" was introduced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. In fact, the new degree includes plans for inviting family and friends to the degree.
The Fourth Degree, whose members promote the virtue of patriotism by serving in honor guards, color corps and promoting respect for country and the flag, is a voluntary degree. Members are encouraged to participate in the degree but are not obligated. The Fourth Degree takes place twice a year, usually along with a Military Ball.
PROSPECTIVE 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 requirements are that he be a practical Catholic gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older.
3. What is a practical Catholic?
A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See and who practices the precepts of the Catholic Church.
4. What is a Degree?
A degree will allow candidates to reach full Knighthood in a single ceremony. Currently called the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity was introduced by Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson.
The Fourth Degree, whose members promote the virtue of patriotism by serving in honor guards, color corps and promoting respect for country and the flag.
Sacred Heart Council 2842 is affiliated with Church of the Sacred Heart,
we also support St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook.
The council received its charter on October 19, 1941.
Our membership is presently around 250.
Notices and informational news are contained in
“From The Heart”
the Council’s monthly newsletter.
General Council Meetings are held on the
first and third Monday of the month at 8pm.
If you have any further questions,
please feel free to contact 201-843-9613