St. Ignatius of Loyola Council

at Holy Family Catholic Church

4848 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136





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How to become a knight


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Becoming a Knight is a unique and transformative process for a Catholic man who is interested in working together with other fraternal brothers to serve their parishes and communities, support each other in life’s challenging journey and grow in their religious faith.

Eligibility to become a Knight

Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, i and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

Steps to becoming a knight -

Indicating interest Contact any member of the Knights of Columbus in the parish (Holy Family) OR consider joining “on-line” and after approval, attending Council meetings to determine with which Council you wish to affiliate (and then pay that Council’s dues.)

Membership Application

1. To join on-line, use this web site address:

- Choose Holy Family's St. Ignatius of Loyola Council #12853 as your council.

2. To join in person you will be provided with a Membership Application Form by a member of Holy Family’s St. Ignatius of Loyola Council #12853 to complete. The Council admission committee will review and evaluate your membership application and then a Council representative will contact you to schedule an orientation meeting with you to talk about the Knights of Columbus in our parish. Browse the rest of this Website for more information on our Council and the Knights of Columbus as a whole.

Attend Exemplification Ceremony 

After completing an orientation meeting, you will be contacted and scheduled to attend an exemplification (initiation) ceremony.

Attend Monthly Meetings

By attending the monthly meetings, you will become aware of which ongoing activities in the Council are of most interest to you and in which you will want to actively participate. You will learn where and how you can serve the community and you can recommend new activities your Knights should consider.

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