Fraternal Benefits From The KnightsFwd: Rosary Rally for our Police, Firefighters and EMS

Worthy Brother Knights and Fr. Bill John,

Below is “Fraternal Benefits” page from our Council’s KofC Insurance Agent Michael McDonough. Benefits are for Military, Police and Fire. He requested that I send out to our Council Members and Fr. Bill John, explaining the Benefits, for your information.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: “Mc Donough, Michael S” <Michael.McDonough@KOFC.ORG>
> Date: September 24, 2020 at 9:09:15 AM EDT
> To: Joseph Palko <>
> Cc: “Mc Donough, Michael S” <Michael.McDonough@KOFC.ORG>
> Subject: RE: Rosary Rally for our Police, Firefighters and EMS
> Hello Joe, could you forward the attached to Father Bill and the members. I highlighted what we do for our police and firefighters.

From the CHAPLAIN’S report J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 5 V O L U M E 7 N U M B E R 1

Editor’s Note: The following is a brief overview of some of the free programs offered to eligible members and their families. In your role as chaplain, it’s important to know how the Knights of Columbus can help protect members and serve the Catholic families in your parish.


Accidental Death Benefit –Member/spouse​​FREE
We extend to each of our members an Accidental Death benefit for free, just by virtue of their membership in the Knights of Columbus.The program, which is only available in insurance jurisdictions, provides a benefit of $1,000-$2,500 upon the accidental death of any member or his spouse (subject to certain age restrictions).
The program was launched at the 113th Supreme Council Meeting in 1994 and has continued to the present day, providing more than $12.5 million in FREE benefits.

Military, Police, Firemen – $100,000 per child​​FREE
Established in August 1944. Delegates amended eligibility criteria & benefits effective September 1, 2007 as follows:
1) To children of members in good standing, while serving in the military forces of their country in a combat zone are killed by hostile action or wounded by hostile action resulting within two years thereof in permanent & total disability. Applications must be filed within two years of the death or determination of total & permanent disability of the member.
2.) To children of members in good standing who are full-time law enforcement officers or full-time firefighters who, while in the lawful performance of their duties, died as a result of criminal violence directed at them. Applications must be filed within two years of the date of death of the member. Benefits for which eligible children qualify shall be limited to tuition only, up to a maximum of $25,000 per year.

The Orphan Fraternal Benefit Program​​​FREE*
The first is an $80 monthly benefit for each eligible orphan until their 19th or 23rd birthday. E
The second is a scholarship program that grants eligible orphans up to $1,750 per year for a four-year period for a four year value at $7,000.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson noted that “these benefits augment the tradition of fraternity established by Father McGivney, namely, that the Order cares for its own.”
They are part of what makes us unique. ​They are part of what makes us a brotherhood.
* To be eligible for the Family Fraternal Benefit Program and/or the Orphan Fraternal Benefit Program, the member must be in good standing and either he or his wife must be insured under a Knights of Columbus certificate requiring an annual premium of at least $150 or providing at least $5,000 in permanent life insurance coverage. Eligibility for the Orphan Fraternal Benefit Program is also contingent on the child being covered by an individual Knights of Columbus certificate.

These benefits are part of what makes the Knights of Columbus unique. If you
can, please use K of C insurance. Contact

Life Insurance – Disability – Long Term Care – Annuities – IRA’s

> Dear parishioners, Please join us in praying a Rosary in support of our police officers, firefighters, and EMS on Saturday, September 26th at 11:00am in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall. Police put their lives on the line



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