If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic Brothers. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Catholic men who join the Knights belong to a council, or local unit. Many 18 to 22 year olds first join the Knights of Columbus in a college council.

Within the Knights of Columbus there are several degrees, each providing the member valuable lessons. The First Degree teaches the lesson of charity, and upon completion he is considered a Knight of Columbus and can participate in all council activities. First Degree members are encouraged to attain the Second and Third Degrees, which teach the lessons of unity and fraternity. Upon taking the Third Degree, a member receives full honors of Knighthood and is “Knighted.” Privileges of Third Degree membership include the ability to serve as a local council officer, and admission to state and Supreme Council business meetings. First and Second Degree members can attend the state and Supreme Council meetings, but they are not allowed in the business sessions.

If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, please use our Contact Us page. There you will find many methods of letting us know you would like to join our Organization.


The Knights of Columbus Council 3548 supports the idea of “Family First.” The basis of this is that our families have the opportunity to enjoy the Knights of Columbus as much as we as Brother Knights enjoy being members.

At Council 3548 we are constantly planning functions that include our families. Whether it is outdoor picnics, Friday night dinners at our club, dances in our hall, or Oyster Roasts, we make sure everyone thinks Family First!

If you share the Family First outlook in your life and wish to become a member, please see our Contact Us page!

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