GOOD SHEPHERD Council 5573
• 15613 South Rt 59 • Plainfield, IL 60544 • (779) 456-7089
Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is 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.

For more information contact Jaime Alwood at or by calling (779) 456-0789.
4th Degree
4th Degree Emblem 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 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.

For more information about Bishop Kaffer Assembly please contact Faithful Navigator Fred Kunst at or
visit the Assembly webstite at
Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary is a social and philanthropic organization formed to assist the Knights in their various efforts and to promote the Catholic faith. All Christian women 18 years of age and older are welcome to join. There is no need to have a relative in the Knights to belong to the Auxiliary. We meet the second Thursday of each month with the exception of June, July, August and December. Our meetings are informative, social and productive. We begin each meeting by sharing a light meal followed by prayer and program. Our funds are used to support Girl Scouts, the parish school and other social service and Catholic organizations.

For more information contact Grace Blaszak at
Squires Emblem Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.

For more information please contact Mike Luczak at
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