Aside from the numerous personal rewards that come from being a Knight, here is a list of the many tangible rewards for you and your family. Insurance members get more and so do public safety personnel.

  • Columbia Magazine - Twelve free issues annually of the world's largest Catholic family magazine—Catholic family evangelization at its best!
  • Rosary Program - A free Knights of Columbus rosary is given to new and readmitted members.
  • Daily Mass Remembrance Mass offered daily for deceased members, deceased spouses of members, and deceased Columbian Squires at St. Mary's Church, New Haven, Conn.
  • Insurance Program - Offers member, spouse, and children the opportunity to provide for their security and well-being. Rated AAA (Superior) by Standard & Poor's and A++ (Superior) by A. M. Best.
  • Annuity Program - Enables member and spouse to provide for retirement and build an estate through tax-deferred savings.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance - Enables members and their spouses to safeguard their assets and afford the care and assistance needed later in life.
  • Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost. (Details below.)
  • Orphan Benefit - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available.
  • Family Fraternal Benefit - For eligible families: a) Pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) Pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) Offers guaranteed-issue insurance up to $5,000 to any child under age18.
  • New Member Annuity Plan - An annuity is available to new members and their spouses upon joining the Order.
  • Widow Benefits - a) Continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) May purchase insurance, annuities, or Long-Term Care up to one year after insured member's death; c) Receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; d) Eligible with her children for scholarships, etc.
  • Scholarships/Fellowships - Six different college scholarship programs for members and their families; two different graduate fellowship programs; and scholarship programs for seminarians.
  • Matthews and Swift Educational Trust Fund - Provides tuition-only scholarships to Catholic colleges up to $25,000 per year for children of a member killed or permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service in armed conflict in a combat zone, and for children of a member who is a full-time, uniformed law enforcement officer or firefighter who is killed in the line of duty as a result of criminal violence directed at him. Applicants must be filed within two years of the member's death or (for servicemen) disability.
  • Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills through active involvement in the Order's unique structure, supported by Knightline/Program Supplement: fraternal newsletters mailed to state and local council officers and chairmen.
  • Fourth Degree - Eligibility of Third Degree members to join the Patriotic Degree, one year after initiation into the Order.
  • Honorary Life Membership at Age 70 - After 25 years of continuous service, member merits this distinction and no longer need pay dues.
  • Catholic Information Service - Opportunity for member and family to avail themselves of a variety of literature on Catholic faith and spirituality.
  • Membership Card - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal, and social activities in member's council and also in over 13,000 councils throughout the world.
  • Family Activities - Eligibility for recognition in Orderwide ""Family of the Month/Year"" program and participation in a wide variety of local family events, such as family Communion breakfasts.
  • Athletic Programs - Participate in annual council, state, and international golf, bowling, and softball tournaments; many councils sponsor teams in a variety of sports.
  • Youth Programs - Opportunities for your children to participate in a variety of youth-oriented programs such as the Columbian Squires, a leadership training program for young men under council sponsorship.

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"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."

-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

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