Saturday, June 22, 2024


Thanks for your interest in becoming a Knight and in joining the Fr. Joseph Boylan, Jr. Council. Below is step-by-step guide to the membership process. If you have question about the Order, our Council, or anything not covered below, please feel free to call us.

Assuming you meet the prerequisites* (Male, 18 years and older, Practical Catholic) a summary of the process is as follows:
  1. Acquire an application (Form 100)
  2. Contact the Membership Committee
  3. Attend a First Degree initiation

1.) Acquire an application (Form 100)
A Form 100 can be acquired in person. You will find applications at the church information desk and at the Main Office.

Review the application and complete as much as you can. You should hold on to your application until the night you join. Do not return applications to the Main Office. Because of this, Step 2 is very important.

Some specific information regarding the application:
  • New Member Annuity Plan: This is a new benefit and a one-time offer to candidates. If you have questions regarding this item, more information can be found in the Benefits section of the website or by contacting our Insurance Representative.
  • Parish: Please state the parish to which you are registered. It's not necessary for you to be registered exclusively with St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna. If you are NOT registered with any parish, please leave the field blank.
  • Sponsor: Your sponsor can be any Knight, anywhere, who is currently in good standing (a Knight is officially in good standing if they have a current membership card). Sponsors are not required to attend your initiation. If you do not have anyone to sponsor you, just let us know and we will help.

2.) Contact the Membership Committee
As soon as possible, contact us. It is important that we are aware of and communicate with all candidates prior to their initiation. First Degree “Walk-Ins” are accepted however we retain the right to turn walk-ins away until the next opportunity.

You can contact
Dan Lamboley, our Membership Director, via email ( or by phone at (309) 275-2695.

The information we need from you for this step is:
  • First Name
  • Middle Initial
  • Last Name
  • Parish (If you are not registered to a parish, please indicate)
  • Spouses Name (if married)
  • # of Children
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Sponsor Name (If you do not have a person be your sponsor, please indicate)
Once you contact us we will enter you into our database. You’ll then get notified of upcoming degrees and receive detailed information you’ll need to be prepared. We can also answer your questions and resolve any potential issues.

3.) Attend a First Degree initiation
This is a wonderful experience, but there’s not too much we can tell you. You just have to experience it! Taking the degree requires little preparation, but it is a time commitment -- requiring a few hours on the day of the Degree. Candidates should arrive early for initial preparation.

Verification: Upon your arrival we will ask for verification of one of our basic requirements -- being a Catholic. This can be: a tithing envelope from your registered parish, a letter from your priest, or a copy of your Baptismal certificate. If you have questions about this, please let us know in advance.

Dues: When you join you must pay your first year's dues (prorated depending upon the date) Current dues are $40 (This includes Council dues as well as state and other dues).

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