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 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
The various Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities,
Community Service and Council Activities include the Pancake Breakfasts,
Tootsie Roll Drive for Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Free Throw Championship, and Assisting with Improvements to the Church and
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.
Contact the Grand Knight at the parish office at (913) 649-1337.
Any Third Degree member in good standing is eligible for
membership in the Fourth Degree. You must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the country in which you reside, and a practical Catholic in union with the Holy See. 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
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.
Contact the Grand Knight if you
are interested in forming a Ladies Auxiliary in Council 9856.
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
Contact the Grand Knight if you are interested in forming a Squires
Circle in Council 9856.