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Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer

opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

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.

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. Contact Ray Ardunay at 570-257-0310

Faith in Action
Here is the list of Directors for Faith in Action for our council.

K of C Council 12571 Faith in Action



Phone Number

Email Address






Program Director


Joe Romano



Faith Director


Nick Ardito



Family Director


James Marino



Community Director


Ernie Capo



Life Director


Bill Ward



Fund Raising Director


John Meenan



Membership Director


Ray  Ardanuy



Youth Director


James Marino




4th Degree Emblem Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.

The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries

through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions,

an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

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