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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


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.


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


Participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by your council

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