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Old Mar 23, '10, 9:32 am
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Default A question for knights of columbus on membership

im considering joining the local knights of columbus at my parish, my question is is there a large financial obligation in joining? monthly dues and initiation fees?

i don't mind doing my part im just concerned in joining and not being able to keep up with these financial requirements if they are to steep, especially in these tough economical times.

sorry if this isn't not an appropriate question i figured id just see what the opinions were here
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Old Mar 23, '10, 12:09 pm
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It's a good question, and a fair one; these day, spending a lot of money takes serious consideration!

As a Knight, I can tell you that it's very inexpensive. $36/year for dues (pro-rated, so if you wait till April 1st your dues would be $27). There's also a one-time application fee of $20, I think.

Money well-spent, I can assure you. A great group of men doing great things for the community and the faith.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Always glad to welcome a new Knight! (In fact, if you want to make my day, let me be your referring Knight.)

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Old Mar 23, '10, 1:47 pm
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Scott,
thank you for your reply, i will be in touch via pm with further questions!
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Old Mar 23, '10, 2:20 pm
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While the amounts quoted are not atypical, dues and other fees are not fixed order-wide, but are set at the council level.

Your best course is to inquire directly the council you would be joining.

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Old Mar 27, '10, 12:39 am
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thanks for the input guys, i spoke with our councils grand knight he told me 26 a year.
got my membership application done today will be returning it this weekend.
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Old Apr 10, '10, 10:33 am
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Having my initiation on Thursday the 22nd.
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Congrats HLB.........
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Congrats HLB.........
This question is for a Knight of Columbus. It troubles me a great deal. I am a non-Catholic woman interested in a Catholic man who is involved in the Knights of Columbus. I would like to support him in his faith, but I need to know what I am supporting. Right now, our relationship is casual, so I do not feel it is my prerogative to inquire too much about his vows, because he told me they are secret. However, if we were engaged or married, I would need to know what they were. I feel that a spouse should be first confessor and helpmate, and that vows have levels of hierarchy. If the secret vows fall below marriage vows on this hierarchy, I would feel the right to know; if they supercede marriage vows, I would still need to know the nature of a vow that might take precedence over his marriage obligations. I can't proceed farther until I know what to expect, because I want to share myself completely with my spouse-to-be, and I would expect the same reciprocation from him. If the answer is no, I would like to know now so I can try to disinvolve myself and minimize the heartbreak later. Thanks for any answers you can offer.
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This question is for a Knight of Columbus. It troubles me a great deal. I am a non-Catholic woman interested in a Catholic man who is involved in the Knights of Columbus. I would like to support him in his faith, but I need to know what I am supporting. Right now, our relationship is casual, so I do not feel it is my prerogative to inquire too much about his vows, because he told me they are secret. However, if we were engaged or married, I would need to know what they were. I feel that a spouse should be first confessor and helpmate, and that vows have levels of hierarchy. If the secret vows fall below marriage vows on this hierarchy, I would feel the right to know; if they supercede marriage vows, I would still need to know the nature of a vow that might take precedence over his marriage obligations. I can't proceed farther until I know what to expect, because I want to share myself completely with my spouse-to-be, and I would expect the same reciprocation from him. If the answer is no, I would like to know now so I can try to disinvolve myself and minimize the heartbreak later. Thanks for any answers you can offer.
If I tell you, will you promise to keep it secret?

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If I tell you, will you promise to keep it secret?

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Ooo Ooo, tell me, tell me!!!

I can keep a secret, just ask anybody!!!!!

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Of course. You can email me. I'm only interested because I want to marry him, so I have no interest in telling anyone else.
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Of course.
I promised to keep it a secret too.

So did the gentleman of your interest.



Were you to persuade him to to tell you, you would succeed only in establishing that he is the sort to break a promise. Would you really then esteem him as one from whom you would expect a promise fidelity in marriage?

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