P.O. BOX 251
Springfield, NJ 07081
(908) 277-3722
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.  
Click here: Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
Membership Benefits
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.
4th Degree
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
The Columbiettes, an organization of Catholic women dedicated to Patronesses,
Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Theresa the Little Flower and St. Joan of Arc, are
comprised of affiliated Auxiliaries of the Knights of Columbus Councils. The
Columbiettes purpose is to aid our Council spiritually, socially and financially.
The Columbiette Auxiliary upon request aids said Council in all its endeavors.
Under 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
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
forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact Bill Jankowski
billjankowski@hotmail.com or Albert Hoesly
for more information on becoming a Springfield Council
Brother Knight.  You can also fill out our contact form by
clicking here.
Please keep our nation's veterans in your prayers, many from our own Council, who have served and continue to serve.
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