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Knights of Columbus

Church of the Ascension
555 S Main St
Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Jeff Thomas, Grand Knight
[email protected]

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The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. Membership in the Knights of Columbus provides an association with brotherly companions. It offers the opportunity for fellowship with those of the same belief who recognize the same duty to God, to family and to neighbor, and who stand with those who share those beliefs. Programs are organized to appeal to the individual interests of the members and to enable them to render service to their church, their country, and their fellow men. Regularly-scheduled times of prayer and devotion are also part of the Knights’ charism, helping brothers to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

What do the Knights of Columbus do?

As the first principal of our order, Charity is also one of our foremost purposes. By volunteering our time, manpower, skills and financial aid, we support our church and community. On a national scale, the K of C donates over 50 million man-hours and 100 million dollars annually to charitable works. The Knights are also strong supporters of the mentally and physically handicapped, the needy of the community, our youth, veterans, God, Country, and the Right to Life.

On the local level, we have several fundraisers and fun activities each year with our families and/or fellow parishioners, e.g. Dinners, Holiday celebrations, Picnics, Youth activities, etc.

Our council meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in Ascension Hall at 7:00 pm. 

Who can be a Knight?

Any practicing Catholic male 18 years of age or over, in good standing with the Holy See not only can, but should be a Knight. Our Pastor, Fr. Stephen Smith, our council's Chaplain, Deacon Byron Phillips, Bishop Fernandes and the Holy Father, who regards the Knights as the "Right Arm of the Church", encourage membership.

Why be a Knight?

Good things grow in the Knights of Columbus. Your faith, your respect for life and your fellow man, your list of friends, your involvement in Church and community. Membership in the Knights also provides you with a free insurance policy and the opportunity to purchase great insurance available only to Knights. The Church and Community need the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus needs you.

How do I become a Knight?

Go to to learn more and join. Enter Ascension Council 4324 when asked for specific council information. You can also ask any member of the Knights to supply you with a membership application and/or invite you to one of our meetings to see for yourself what the Knights are all about. 

If you are a current member of our council, join the Facebook group.

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Alternatively, contact our Membership Director, Richard (Bubby) Eichner at (740) 973-4256 or our Grand Knight, Jeff Thomas.