Membership Information

 

 
 Who Are We?

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.75 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

 

Membership Benefits

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

We encourage you to visit The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council website for more detailed information regarding membership benefits of the Order.

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.

Interested in joining our Council? For a membership application and additional information please contact Bruce Matano at 973-865-1053 or bicyclebrew@yahoo.com.

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.

The Fourth Degree members of our Council are members of the Msgr. Kivelitz Assembly #650 The Assembly holds meetings at alternating locations on the first Wednesday of each month. This Assembly has approximately 300 members from four different Councils: Prince of Peace Council #5903, Englishtown, Freehold Council #1672, Father McGivney Council #6392, Lincroft, and Bishop John C. Reiss Council #15964, Marlboro.  This Assembly is part of the Second New Jersey District.

Columbian Squires Circle

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.

Our Squires circle is currently inactive.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary has a vital support role in the Knights councils. They do this by providing help at events, organizing events to provide monetary support for their own causes as well as Council initiatives. Currently, our Council does not have a formal Ladies Auxiliary. That being said, every member of this Council is sincere in the understanding that our wives are a vital part of all that we do.