Read The Booklet “These Men They Call Knights”
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
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.
St. Anthony Council 2439 sponsors many events for our council, parishes, families, and the community throughout the year. Some of the activities include, Mothers Day Breakfast, Adopt-A-Highway, Keep Christ in Christmas, Easter Egg Hunt, Annual Freethrow Contest, Christmas Basket Deliveries. We also sponsor money making activities including Steak Fry's, Christmas Cheer Raffle, and a Crab Feed.
St. Anthony Council has donated money to many worthy causes over the years including, Father Taaffe Foundation, Regis Auction, Regis Athletic Association, Seminarian RSVP Fund, Regis-St. Mary Appeal, Keep Christ in Christmas, Seminary Donations, Morality in Media and many others.
Our council is the Charter Organization for Boy Scout Troop 50 we post a web page on our site dedicated to their projects, activities and accomplishments. If you would like any information like this posted on the web page, send the information FinSec@sublimitykofc.org. Follow this link to their troop web site.
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.
Please contact our Financial Secretary, Ron Bernt at 503-749-1935 or via E-Mail at FinSec@sublimitykofc.org for membership information, or feel free to ask any member Knight.
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 Columbus.
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 responsibility.