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.

Experience of a Lifetime

This video examines the Knights of Columbus through a series of interviews with Knights of a variety of ages and backgrounds. Interviewees discuss why they first joined the Order, what benefits it has brought them, ways it has strengthened their faith and families, and what the Knights of Columbus’ principles mean to them.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the 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.

The members of the Saint Joan of Arc Council 15168 serve the Saint Joan of Arc Parish Lisle, IL.

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 blank form 100's are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

For more information on joining the Knights of Columbus, contact our membership chairman:

JC Lorenz at

4th Degree

Any Third Degree member in good standing, six months 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.

For information about the 4th Degree, visit the Bishop Romeo Blanchette website at:

or contact our council’s fourth degree captain:

Chris LaRose at (630) 548-9768