who are the knights?
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 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.
Membership in the Marquette Council makes you eligible for our Scholarship Fund
provided for grammar school children attending a Catholic Grammar School. It
also allows you to enjoy the benefits of the Knights of Columbus insurance
program providing saftey and security for you and your family in the future.
Membership in the Marquette Council is not for everyone, it is an extremely
active Council who is looking for men who wish to gain satisfaction and
fulfillment by giving something back to their Church, Council and Community.
how to join
Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men, 18 years of age and
older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while
supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being
involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while
enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
interested in applying may contact: Deputy Grand Knight and Membership
Director James Faust, (973) 383-6489
4th degree - PSD Dominick A. Calabrese Assembly #2716
The Council is served by the PSD Dominick A. Calabrese Assembly #2716. 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 Country
through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies").
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his
First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. If you are
interested in joining the Assembly contact James Bird at 973-786-6658 or
by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on James Bird, please click here.
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. If you wish to request the Color Corp at a function or are
interested in joining the Color Corp please contact Battalion Commander Kenneth
M. Mahouchick, Sr. at 973-903-2086.
The Columbiettes are a unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with
the Knights of Marquette Council 588, since their inception on February 7, 1988.
They do this primarily by providing help at council events and providing
assistance with fundraising activities. The Columbiettes also maintain their own
schedule of events and causes related to church and charitable concerns.
For more information about the Columbiettes contact Diane Cavanagh at
973-786-5894 or by email at email@example.com.
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 10 and 17. Squires' activities are many,
varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Circle
3734 was chartered in June 1989 and meets the first Sunday of every month. For
information contact the coordinator.
Coordinator - Kevin Cavanagh 973-786-5894,