Membership

Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967
• 2600 N. Margaret Street • North St. Paul, MN, 55109 • (651) 777-8304

Who are the Knights? The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of 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.   To support our charitable activities and in support of our parish and community, Council #4967 currently sponsors or hosts the following programs at St. Peter (this does not include community activities).

–  Breakfast with Santa                                    

–  Non-Public Schools Marathon                              

–  Fall & Spring Booya                                      

–  Spaghetti Dinner                                                      

–  Mass for the Deceased                              

–  Free Throw Contest                                            

–  Ray Brown Basketball Tournament        

–  Lenten Fish Fries                                                    

–  Fall Festival, Turkey & Ham Bingos        

–  Spring Breakfast  

 

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 Frank Schultz, Membership Director, at 651-770-0749 for information on joining our council. 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. Ladies Auxiliary The Ladies Auxiliary’s 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. Insert here information about the Ladies Auxiliary in your council. 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. Insert here information regarding the Squires Circle in your council.

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