The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic
family fraternal service organization with 1.6 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 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
The membership of St. Louise-Overlake Council
supports each other in many ways including supporting each
other in faith, community, social activities and our daily needs.
St. Louise-Overlake Council publishes a monthly news letter to keep all of
our members and families up to date on the latest activities.
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 (Catholic
Baptism is required for membership). Application blanks are
available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
You may contact the Grand Knight,
or contact the Membership Chairman, Past Grand Knight, Edward L. Uy.
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
honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity
that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of
Most of the Fourth Degree members of St. Louise-Overlake Council belong to
the Rev. William J. Power Assembly . Assembly 1630 meets
in the meeting hall of St. Louise-Overlake Council on the Third Wednesday of
St. Louise-Overlake Council does not have an official "Ladies Auxiliary"
however many of the ladies are there to support the council
in our work and actives. 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.