Knights of Columbus
St. Clement Council 12407
St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 North Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

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How to Join

Interested in joining? Complete the Contact Us form below and a member of our Council will contact you to begin this exciting journey.

Steps to becoming a Knight of Columbus

  • Contact the Council's Membership Committee (use the form below)
  • Complete the Knight's of Columbus application (Form 100)
  • Attend a First Degree initiation

Membership Prerequisites

  • Male
  • 18 years or older
  • Practical (practicing) Catholic

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Activities - Charitable and volunteer opportunities
  • Insurance - Access to the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program
  • Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost.
  • Widow Benefits
    • Continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit
    • May purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance, or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death
    • Eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.
  • Family Fraternal Benefits
    • $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days
    • $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception
    • offers guaranteed-issue insurance - up to $5,000 - to any child under age 18
  • Orphan Benefits
    • $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families
    • up to $7,000 in college scholarships available
  • Scholarships - programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children.
  • And many other family and personal benefits

Additional Resources

The Knights of Columbus site provides additional information about membership


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