How to Join


If you are a practicing Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen. 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.

Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life by viewing the Overview Booklet.

Applicants must apply to their local council located at their parish or college campus.  Contact the SMV parish office.  If you are a student, contact your campus minister on your college or university campus.

If you would like to be part of an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference, please contact Grand Knight Chuck Murphy, (815-715-4600) or Deputy Grand Knight Mark Janicke.

Please view this letter recently sent by our Archbishop, Francis Cardinal George, requesting that all practicing, Catholic, men consider joining the ranks of the Knights of Columbus.  We hope this inspires you to answer the call and make the call today.