News & Announcements

Dues Payment

Annual Membership Dues can be paid either in person at a meeting, by mail, or online at the link below.  Your Brother Knights of the St. Charles Knights of Columbus Council thank you for your consideration of help with our charitable works -- and your timely payment of member dues.

You can optionally pay up to 5 years into the future, if you prefer that approach vs. paying each year. Annual Dues are $ 40.00 per year. If you pay online we add $2.00 (per year of dues) additional to cover our online payment processing fees.

Click here to pay dues online

For payments by mail, checks should be made payable and sent to: Knights of Columbus Council 12497, P.O. Box 4006, St. Charles IL 60174. 


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Welcome to our website!

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Brother Knights of St. Charles Council 12497 and visitors,

We are excited to introduce this new website to share information with our members, prospective members and other visitors.  Take a look around!  Click the link above to view a brief PDF that introduces the site's features and answers some common questions  We welcome your feedback.

2023 Never Give Up On Life Golf Outing - photos

Our 24th annual Never Give Up On Life Golf Outing was held July 17, 2023.  The weather conditions were beautiful for an awesome day of golf, fun and fund-raising!  Check out the photo album on our Google Photos page here.



Honor Guard benefit available

It’s a difficult subject to discuss, but it’s something that we all must face -- some day, we all face certain death.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, and immediate family members of 3rd degree Knights, are entitled to a 4th degree Honor Guard. At the request of the family, the Marquette Assembly #188 will put into action arrangements for a wake or funeral Honor Guard.
Our Council has arranged with local funeral homes and both Parishes to include this benefit in their funeral planning with the family. However, with the many details involved, this benefit may be overlooked or passed over. So as a reminder, ensure that your family members are aware of your wishes.
Also, if you know of a member who has passed, please notify our Grand Knight via email at Due to the size of our two Parishes and Council membership, we may not always be aware of a Brother Knight passing. It would be helpful if you know of a Brother Knight passing to please contact the Grand Knight with that information as soon as possible. When the Grand Knight is notified, he will contact the Assembly Faithful Navigator and Color Corp Commander who will arrange the service if requested (and only if requested) by the family.