Who Are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits

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.

 

In addition, as a member of Our Lady of Peace Council, you will have the satisfaction of supporting such organizations as St. Vincent de Paul, Eden Community Food Bank, the Parishes of St. Francis of Assisi and St Ignatius Loyola, Carmel Heights Residence for Seniors, Vita Centre providing support to pregnant women, Our Place Peel, and many other worthwhile causes in Mississauga and beyond.

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 blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

For more information contact:

 Michael Genua, Grand Knight at (905) 828-5940, (416) 804-3457 (mobile) or mgenua5940@rogers.com , or

 Charles Sumeraj, Membership Director at (905) 820-2358 or csumeraj@bell.net .

4th Degree

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 honour guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

Our Council is associated with the Bishop Lacey Assembly No. 3584 in Mississauga.