Holy Crusaders Council 9193|
|P.O. Box 1536 ||
||Blackwood, NJ 08012||
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.
As a member of the Knights of
Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues
annually of 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.
Crusaders is a very active council. We sponsor approx 35-40 volunteer
programs a year that support Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family
Activities, Community Service and Council Activities. There is something
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
become a candidate for membership, contact the Grand Knight Thomas Skelly
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.
The Ladies Auxiliary's main
function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily
by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary
help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the
hall for events.
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.