Rock Creek Council, No. 2797
5417 West Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are 18 years of age or older.
A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church, including attending Mass regularly and receiving the Sacraments.
Applicants become members after going through the First Degree ceremony. Subsequent Second, Third, and Fourth Degrees are encouraged for members to come into full knighthood.
The insurance privileges are available to all members who can qualify, which represents an important advantage of membership.
Men become Knights for a variety of reasons, but always for a common purpose. We want to surround ourselves with men who are strong in their faith, giving of their time and have a desire to make the Knights a great organization in service to others.
1st Degree - Charity
2nd Degree - Unity
3rd Degree - Fraternity
4th Degree - Patriotism