Our Lady of Peace [Council 9856]
9401 Mission Road •  Leawood, Kansas 66206 • (913)649-1337 •  


Knights in Parade

Who are the Knights?
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 personal benefits.

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 School Facilities.

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.

Contact the Grand Knight at the parish office at (913) 649-1337.

4th Degree EmblemAny 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 Columbus.

Ladies Auxiliary
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.

Squires EmblemUnder 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.

Contact the Grand Knight if you are interested in forming a Squires Circle in Council 9856.

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