Knights of Columbus Use of Church Facilities

It is realized that some Knights of Columbus Councils are small, and serve to benefit their specific parish. For those Knights of Columbus Councils that are endorsed by a parish, it is not necessary to purchase the Special Events coverage to cover the councils’ meetings.

However, if the Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring a function or a fund raiser where proceeds from the event benefit the Council and the general public is invited (i.e., New Year’s Eve Dance), they should have either their own liability insurance or the Council must obtain Special Events Insurance available through the parish and Michigan Catholic Conference.

The parish is protected for claims of negligence through the liability coverage of the Protected Loss Fund Program. The Protected Loss Fund Program does not provide coverage for the Knights of Columbus Council, Council members or their activities.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call (517) 372-9310 or 1-800-395-5565.