Knights of Columbus

Delphos Council 1362

Who are the Knights

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.9 million members around the world. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

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 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, or contact Nathan Ankerman at (419) 234-6566 or email:

Online Membership

This initiative is an important step for our Order, and presents a tremendous opportunity for membership growth and engagement. The initiative allows for:

  • A Faster Way to Join – One of the most common objections to joining the Knights of Columbus is “I don’t have time.” Through Online Membership, a join process that can take as many as two months now takes five minutes.
  • A Digital Experience – This initiative provides a new membership experience that is tailored to younger men and busier men who may not yet be ready for council-based membership. This low-pressure, low-commitment and digital experience meets men where they are, helps to form them as Catholic men, and enables us to bring more men into the fold.
  • An Amplified Message – The Online Membership initiative is backed by a substantial marketing campaign that will find and work to convert prospective members.

Membership benefits

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.

Monthly Meetings

The regular monthly meetings of the K of C are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. The business meeting begins at 8:00 pm and usually concludes around 9:00 pm.

4th degree

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 Columbus.

List of Annual Events

  • Annual Free Throw Contest
  • Ohio KofC Super Cash Bonanza
  • Daytona 500 Party
  • Lenten Friday Fish Frys
  • Patriotism Essay Recognition
  • Measure Up Campaign
  • St. John / KofC Golf Outing
  • Ohio KofC Family Campout
  • KofC Awards Night
  • 200 Club Dinner
  • Memorial Mass
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Right to Life Fundraiser Fundraiser
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • New Years Eve Party December 31


Office => (419) 692-7731


1011 Elida Rd.
Delphos, Ohio 45833



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