Saint Benedict Council 14654
• 2020 Chestnut Hill Road  • Mohnton, PA 19540  • 610-856-1006

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 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.

Recent activities include:

  • Erecting a nativity scene at the church
  • Collecting phone cards for our military
  • Free Throw competition
  • Soccer Challenge
  • Night at the Races
  • Sponsoring a Hospitality Sunday
We have active Church, Youth, Family, Community Service and Council activites committees, so there's plenty of opportunity to get involved.

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.

If you are interested in joining, please send an e-mail to membership@knightsofsaintbenedict.org and include:

  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number
  • and when is the best days and time to call you
and someone will contact you.

4th Degree EmblemAny 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 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.

The Ladies Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. Any wife or companion of a knight is welcome to attend.

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.

We have not started a Columbian Squires circle yet. If you are interested in helping to start one, please let us know!