The Knights of Columbus, founded by Father Michael J. McGivney,
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.
Council 4851 Knights and their families serve our community by sharing their time or
talents in Council events. This time, supplemented with donations, help local
charities help the mentally or physically handicapped, youngsters in distress,
and unborn children:
Marian Center for Developmental Disabilities, Special Olympics, Schott Communities for the Deaf and Disabled, Covenant House Florida shelters for homeless youth, Respect Life Ministry, etc.
Donating our time, we support our Churches' events while, at the same time,
sharing a Catholic family life, meeting new people and having fun. For more details, please see
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 forms are available from any member of the
Knights of Columbus.
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
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
Contact information for
4th. Degree, Fr. Michael J. Mullaly Assembly #157 members: Faithful Navigator, Al Stowe.
The Columbiettes' main function is to SUPPORT the men
and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at
events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They
also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the
hall for events.