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If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, the the Knights of Columbus is the organizations for you.
Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family.

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Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

KofC Insurance

Brian Baird is a field agent with the Miraglia Agency, serving brother Knights and their families in Morris Plains, Parsippany, East Hanover, Totowa, and Caldwell.

Contact Brian for more information at (201) 707-6477

E-Mail – bsbaird@aol.com

Scheduled Degrees

Admission Degrees

It is the responsibility of the Councils to ensure that all candidates wear a jacket and tie to their exemplification. Sponsors and escorts should also be appropriately dressed. Please make sure that escort has a completed membership card, rosary, emblem pin, booklet: These Men They Call Knights” for each candidate.

Admission Degrees
Formation Degrees

Candidates must have current First Degree membership card, and a completed Second Degree card upon arrival. It is the responsibility of the Councils to ensure that all candidates wear a jacket and tie to their exemplification. Sponsors and escorts should also be appropriately dressed.

Formation Degrees
Knighthood Degrees

Brothers, please remember if you are bringing a Candidate to a Third Degree, Presenting Council MUST bring a Third Degree Medallion for each Candidate. All candidates AND Sponsors must wear jacket and tie. There will be no exceptions. Members attending a Third Degree must be properly attired. Candidates must have current 2nd Degree membership card.

Knighthood Degrees