Our location

St. Joseph Council 11631

44 Frederick Street

Taneytown, MD 21787

About Knights of Columbus Council 11631

The purpose of our council is to provide a Catholic, fraternal, men's organization dedicated to church, community, council, family, and youth activities.

The foundation for growth and service in this organization is family. Family is the root from which all the activities evolve. This fraternal group bands together for the purpose of providing for the spiritual and material welfare of the membership. The common denominator of membership is the Catholic religion.

Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, CT in 1882. Since then, the Knights of Columbus has grown to be 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.

Membership Benefits

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.

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.