Service and charity are at the heart of the Knights. Founded to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and families suffering from the death of a breadwinner, the Knights began as a small service organization and has grown into a worldwide financial and charitable organization.
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
The Knights of Columbus is founded by Father Michael J. McGivney on Feb. 6, 1882, with a mission of charity.
Each Catholic church has its own council headed by Grand Knight (elect) and run by appointed council members. The annual membership fee of becoming an OLM council member is currently set at $40 annum. There are two ways you can become a member. First by contacting the Grand Knight through the form provided below, and second through the KofC website(Join Us). As a member, you will be granted access to participate in any council meetings worldwide.
Our council is located at 7455 10th Ave, Burnaby, BC V3N 2S1, Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Regular council meetings are organized every Wednesday of each month.
If you have any questions about what we do at OLM or questions regarding the membership, please use the contact form below and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as we can.