Benefits of Membership

  • Columbia Magazine - Free subscription to the Order’s award-winning magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics, and families

  • Knights of Columbus Rosary - Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the Admission Degree to each new member

  • Daily Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church - Mass for deceased members and their wives at the birthplace of the Order

  • Insurance - Access to a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care, and annuity products exclusive for members and their families

  • Family Fraternal Benefit - For eligible families: (a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; (b) pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; (c) offers guaranteed-issue insurance—up to $5,000—to any child under age 18

  • Orphan Benefit - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available

  • Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost

  • Widow Benefits - (a) continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; (b) may purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death; (c) receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; (d) eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.

  • Scholarships - Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses, and children

  • Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.

  • Fourth Degree - Eligibility to join the Patriotic Degree

  • Honorary Life Membership - At age 70 with 25 years of membership

  • Membership Card - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal, and social activities in member’s council and also in over 15,000 councils throughout the world

  • Activities - participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by your council

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