Heart Lake Council No. 9018
Ontario L6Z 3X8
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal
service organization with 1.8 million members located throughout Canada,
United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama,
Poland, Guam and Philippines. 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 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.
more about the KofC insurance program, including RRSP and TFSA plans, click “Making
a Difference For Life” to read articles provided by our
council’s insurance field agent and fraternal benefits advisor, John
Heart Lake council has many programs on the go. We have a number of events throughout
the year to support the parish, clergy and community. This includes a number of parish
social events (annual picnic, spring dance, Sunday breakfast, etc.) and
arranging parish trips to Martyrs’ Shrine (Midland, ON) and the annual
march each May to support the Pro-Life movement on Parliament Hill (Ottawa).
Community events include bingo, clean-up of a local park twice a year,
basketball free-throw competition among local schools, and many other
activities. We also have numerous
fraternal events for members and their families.
Our intention is to be there as brothers to serve the parish and
community wherever we see a need or a call for help is made known.
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
forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
To learn more about our council or inquire about becoming a
member, you can contact Heart Lake Council’s Membership Director, Larry
Grand Knight, Jeremy Cox, at (905) 846-0661, or email kofc9108@gmail,com .
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.
The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council.
They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and
providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and
beautifying the hall for events.
At this time, Heart Lake Council does not have a Ladies
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.
At this time, Heart Lake Council does not have a Squires Circle.