Becoming A Member

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who obeys the Commandments of God and complies with the precepts of the Church.
You can join the Knights of Columbus today by clicking the link below:

NOTE: When asked, make sure you indicate your home parish is the “Church of the Resurrection” in Ellicott City (there is more than one Resurrection parish in the Archdiocese). Place a check mark, where indicated, that you want to join a Council. This will link your registration to Resurrection Council #11341. Also make sure the box about automatic annual dues payment is NOT checked. Dues payments will be made through our local Council. Once you have established this eMembership with the Knights of Columbus you will be encouraged to join a local Council, in this case Resurrection Council #11341.

You can also talk with any Knight about membership. He will be happy to connect you with a Resurrection Council #11341 officer to help with the membership process.

Who Are the Knights?

Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood (Venerable Michael J. McGivney), the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882. Today, there are more than 1.9 million members of the K of C doing good across the world.

The Knights of Columbus stands as the strong right arm of the Church, and challenges members to grow in their faith through programs, fraternity and vital resources such as our award-winning magazine, Columbia, and many other exclusive member communications.


The world needs Catholic men to step up and live out their faith. The Knights of Columbus helps men to answer that call to do more, and to be more.


Your family deserves the Catholic difference. The Knights of Columbus offers top quality financial products to help you protect your future, all backed by ethical and faith-first business practices.


You're ready to make an impact. The Knights of Columbus helps men put their faith into action and give back -- in their communities, in their parishes and on a global scale.


The Knights of Columbus has the resources you need to stand up for life, liberty, and family. Join the Knights and add your voice to our nearly two million members upholding the faith and the truth.

Local Knights of Columbus

Resurrection Council #11341 is the parish Council for the Church of the Resurrection. Our mission is to serve the parish and its families as well as support the larger mission of the Knights worldwide.

Here are a few of the activities Resurrection Council #11341 sponsor:

  • Italian Dinner
  • Golf Tournament
  • Fall Festival Second Hand Treasures Sale
  • Council Family Picnic
  • Clergy Appreciation Dinner
  • Tootsie Roll Campaign
  • Right To Life March / Ultrasound Program
  • Champions Christmas Party
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
  • Fundraisers: Make-A-Wish / RKCI Catholic High School Scholarships

National and International Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with more than 14,000 councils and over 1.9 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

The Knights provide millions of hours of service and dollars each year to those in need around the world.

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.

Degrees in the Knights of Columbus

The Order is dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. These are the virtues of the First through Fourth Degrees, respectively.

First, Second and Third Degrees
These Degrees are attained in a single ceremony that teaches the basic principles of the Knights of Columbus. Family members are encouraged to attend the ceremony so that they can better understand what it means to be a Knight.
Fourth Degree
Any Third Degree member in good standing is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism.

Knights come from every stage of life, in countless corners of the world. Join us as we celebrate real role models in a world that needs men who lead, serve, protect and defend.