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The Catholic Union of Texas, The KJT was founded in 1889 by a group of men of Czech descent. The initials “KJT” stand for the name of the society in the Czech language, “Katolicka Jednota Texaska”. Membership is open to all Christians.

The KJT’s mission is to provide fraternal, financial and insurance programs for its members and to promote family relationships through fraternal activities of its societies and religious programs of the Catholic Church. Volunteerism among its societies for parish, community and civic related causes is also encouraged.


Daily Holy MassA Holy Mass is offered for all living and deceased members of the KJT on a daily basis.

Insurance ProgramWe offer a full portfolio of insurance products including whole life, limited pay life, term life, simplified issue and guaranteed issue.

Annuity, Kapital Account and IRA ProgramOur annuities and IRAs allow our members to provide for retirement and build an estate through tax-deferred savings. The Kapital Account allows for savings that are taxable annually.

Newborn Security Benefit – Eligible newborns may be insured at standard rates for up to $5,000 of permanent life insurance regardless of health. The coverage must be applied for in first 60 days of the infants life and the infant’s immediate family must be 100% KJT members. After the 25th hour of birth, the child is automatically covered for $2,000 for the first 60 days.

Home/Business/Property LoansRevenue from our life insurance program enables us to offer fixed rate financing to our members to purchase property, construct, re-model or re-finance a current mortgage. We also offer business loans to those that qualify. Call the Home Office for current rates.

Family ActivitiesLocal society, district and statewide events for the entire family.

Youth CampWe offer a one week youth camp to our members who are age 9 – 12 as of July 1 of each year.

KJT NewsOur monthly news publication keeps you informed of what is going on in the KJT around the state.

College Scholarships10 – $1,000 scholarships are offered annually through the Home Office to graduating KJT high school seniors. Additional scholarships are also offered through the KJT Memorial Foundation.

Religious Scholarships – We offer scholarships for individuals studying for the religious life. The amount of the scholarship depends on the year of study.

Catholic School Tuition GrantsWe offer 50 – $100 tuition grants to members from grades K – 11 who are attending a Catholic school.

ScriptSave Discount Prescription Card This card offers your entire household prescription savings on brand name and generic medications.