K of C Logo   Knights of Columbus

Auburn Council 6149
   •  P.O.   Box 4604 •   Auburn, California 95604   •    916-663-1207 •   

Last Updated February 11, 2016


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.

"The Best Day to Show Love is Today"

The greatest thing in the world is Love – love of God, family, friends, associates, and country. Our fraternal organization is set up to help us live this love on a daily basis. We are lucky indeed. My function is to assist brother knights protect and show their love of family by assuring his family’s future is guaranteed. We do this by providing you with the best possible Catholic Life Insurance available, at a cost that works within our budgets. You are all aware of the many times we are asked to step forward and volunteer our services as a member of the Knights. When I was offered the opportunity to serve you as the insurance and benefits representative for the Knights, I volunteered to aid my fellow Brothers. I hope you give me the opportunity to satisfy my obligations, when you need insurance or just want to learn more about the great Catholic insurance offerings the Knight’s have. The best day to show love is today. Together, we can work out a Catholic Insurance plan that protects you and your family’s goals. I am here for you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to call.
Chuck Robertson

S/K Chuck Robertson, FIC, Office Phone (916) 434-1959

or by email at chuckrobertson1959@wavecable.com

Proudly serving the following councils:

5978-Yuba City
13518-Granite Bay

Some of the other benefits of being a member of your local council: Church Activities: Receiving communion as a group, Memorial Mass for deceased Brother's, Serving as Eucharist ministers , ushers and lectors, supporting the Pro-life activities. Youth Activities: Annual Basketball free throw contests, Sponsor school scholarships, Free Bar-B-Q hamburgers for high school students every five weeks, Assist in the Parish youth group.Family Activities: Social potluck dinners each third Thursday's, End of Summer Bar-B-Q, Horseshoe tournament, Family campout, School Festival booth and breakfast, Community Service: Fund raising drive for people with Mental Retardation, Blood donor drives, St. Joseph and St. Teresa Golf tournament, donate and voleenter for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. Council Activities: St. Patrick's Dinner Dance, Fish fry during lent, Buck stew dinner, Festival of Lights parade, Bowling tournament, Membership drives.

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.


NEW MEMBERS: Pay a $15 initation Fee, plus a $36 fee for the first year. The yearly $36 fee does include local dues and special assessments.

Contact, Hugh Paxton, Grand Knight, at 530-613-1268 for more information on how to join our Auburn council.

4th Degree EmblemAny 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.

Ladies Auxiliary
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.

Squires Emblem We currently formed a Squires Circle 5143, Saint Achilleus on March 25, 2007 and have 21 members. If you are interested in the squires and need more information please call Phillip Fontes at 530-889-1005.

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. Each Circle is supervised by a Knights of Columbus Council or Assembly and has an advisory board made up of either the Grand Knight, the Deputy Grand Knight and Chaplain or the Faithful Navigator, the Faithful Captain and Faithful Friar. Circles are either Council based, parish based, or school based, depending on the location of the circle and the Knight counselors. The Squires officers consist of Chief Squire, Deputy Chief Squire, Bursar Squire, Notary Squire, Marshall, Arm Captain and Pole Captain. Adults (members of the Knights of Columbus) fill the roles of Chief Counselor, Chancellor and Father Prior. The 5,000th Squires Circle was recently instituted at St. Mary's Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Squires circles have been instituted throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and Guam.

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