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About the Knights of Columbus and Council 8773

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  1. What are the requirements for becoming a Knight?
  2. Who do I contact to become a Knight?
  3. What is a practical Catholic?
  4. What are the "degrees" of Knighthood?
  5. How much does it cost to become a Knight?

Q. What are the requirements for becoming a Knight?

A. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.

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Q. Who do I contact to become a Knight?

A. Anyone who is a Knight can help you. For our council, click the "Become a Member" choice on the menu for full information.

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Q. What is a practical Catholic?

A. A practical Catholic accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

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Q. What are the "degrees" of Knighthood?

A. There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

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Q. How much does it cost to become a Knight?

A. The initiation fee for the first three degrees is a total of $35. After that, the annual dues for Council 8773 are $50, collected each January. There is some additional expense upon joining the 4th Degree for ceremonial equipment, but that varies from person to person and only applies to the 4th degree.

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