The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. This theme permeates the entire Knights’ Service Program – all Church, community, council, family, culture of life, and youth activities.

The Service Program is designed to establish each council as an influential and important force within the community, elevate the status of the programming personnel, provide more meaningful and relevant programs of action, establish direct areas of responsibility, build leadership, and ensure the success of council programs.

No council is compelled to undertake all of the service programs available in each of the different categories. These activities are only suggested areas of involvement for our councils, their members and families. Councils are also not limited by the suggested programs, and are encouraged to evaluate the needs of their community and to implement those programs and activities that are needed most.