Knights of Columbus
  St.Joseph Council 10287
     717 N Bradford Ave,    •    Placentia, CA 92870    •    714-528-1487 Church


Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, It has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 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 and Saipan. The Knights of Columbus provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. We are celebrated for standing in solidarity with our priests and bishops and for our unwavering support for life.

Membership Benefits
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including the monthly Knights of Columbus magazine, Columbia 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.

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.

The Forth Degree
In 2014, the Knights of Columbus ended the fraternal year with membership in the Fourth Degree reaching 340,960, roughly 18 percent of the Order's overall membership.   The Knights also saw an increase of 60 new assemblies, bringing the total to 3,169.   St. Jude Assembly 2375 was started on January 28, 1995 and is located in Yorba Linda, California.   It is in the the JUNIPERO SERRA Province of the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA District. Any Third Degree member in good standing, with at least six months membership, 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.

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