Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism
Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.
If you want to join this great organization of Catholic men and live in or near Georgina this council is for you. Here you will find brother Knights working to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. This is Father McGivney’s dream, echoing across the century, and living today in the hearts of his brothers and all of those they touch
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Family Fraternal Organization with over 1.7 million members. It is the largest lay order in the Roman Catholic Church and has been described by the late Pope John Paul II as the “right arm of the Church”. This comment was surely initiated after His Holiness witnessed the works of the Order in the areas of Church, Community, Family, Youth and Council.
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.
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.
As a member of the 8026 council you will join a team of over 70 members, and growing, that performs a number of local activities in our community. Click on the Events link in the menu to see the works we do and the social events we host.