Who Can Become A Knight

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who shall not be less than 18 years of age on their last birthday. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Precepts of the Church. All priests and religious brothers having duly made application for membership and participated in the ceremonials become honorary members of the Order and are exempt from payment of dues.

How To Join

To become a member, contact Marvin Lerner for an application at 585-732-6534, or write. Once submitted he will ask you to attend a short interview with the admissions committee. Upon recommendation and acceptance by vote of the membership, you will then be asked to attend the First Degree Exemplification Ceremony at St. Anne Church.

K of C Insurance – Your Shield For Life

Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the K of C has been to protect families from the financial ruin due to death of the breadwinner. In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights passed the hat to benefit widows and orphans. From then, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products. With more than $92 billion of insurance in force and 1,400 full-time staff, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision. Click for Video >

Columbia Magazine


Columbia is the monthly magazine of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. The magazine’s editorial content is geared toward a general Catholic audience, though readership consists mainly of the nearly 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea. Download >