4th MEMBERSHIP

Who Are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

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.

As a member of Assembly 1564 you have an opportunity to work with one of the oldest assemblies in Florida. Our rich history includes many years of patriotic service to the local comunity. Our comunity embraces their knights.

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.

Contact any Knight for a form 100 to enter the Knights of Columbus or if you are already a 3rd degree knight ask for a form 4 to become a Sir Knight. You may also e-mail Henry Fair for more information.

4th Degree
4th Degree EmblemAny 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.

See activities page for council meeting times.

Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies join the men in service to the community as an auxiliary to the men's group. They enjoy helping the men accomplish fund raising activities that help local charitable organizations such as Horizon's of Ft Walton Beach and Special Olympics of Okaloosa County. Ladies are welcome and encouraged to join the Auxiliary. For more information about the ladies Auxiliary please contact Mary Bonck.

Squires
Squires EmblemUnder 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.

We curently don't have a squires unit, But if their is interest we will gladly start a unit.

"The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not."



Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


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