The NH State Council is hosting an online Blessed Michael McGivney rosary on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. The next rosary will be May 26th, 2022. Rosaries will continue monthly through June 23, 2022.
Register for the May 26th Blessed Michael McGivney Rosary webinar
The NH State Council’s Blessed Michael McGivney Rosary Program invites councils, their members, and any individuals to join us once a month in prayer supporting the cause for Sainthood for Blessed Michael McGivney. Please pray the rosary daily on your own or with your family, and offer rosaries for the canonization of Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney and the souls in purgatory. Please log your rosaries weekly for Fr. McGivney at the NH State Website using the submission form below. Our goal is 5,000 rosaries by Founders Day, March 29th, 2022. Councils and Assemblies can host rosaries before or after meetings, or as special events. Council rosaries count toward The Columbian Award.
Blessed Michael McGivney Rosary Program submission form
New Hampshire State Council On-line Exemplification Registration.The councils are to use the regular process for vetting candidates; and, FS of the council is to register the candidates. This way we can be assured candidates making the degree are known by councils.Deadline for registration is Saturday prior to the Friday Exemplification.Online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity
Welcome to the New Hampshire Knights of Columbus State Council website. Our mission is to empower Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parishes, at work and in their communities. Since its inception in 1882, the Knights of Columbus of today strive to follow in the footsteps of our founder, the Blessed Michael McGivney. Our Order is based on the principles of Faith, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism which serve as the basis of the Order’s core values.
Today, in New Hampshire we have 16 districts, comprising 73 councils with 6,900 members who continue to reach out to support our clergy, parishes, families and communities. Since our beginning in 1882 membership has been open to men 18 years of age and who are “practical” (that means practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.
We actively seek Catholic men to join our ranks and help us in becoming better Catholics by assisting our parishes, families and communities. Join us today, become an “Online Member” for free. Now through December 31, 2021, enter Promo Code MCGIVNEY2020 for twelve months of free online membership.
On behalf of the Knights of Columbus members and families in New Hampshire I bid you welcome.
Raymond A. Lemay SrState DeputyNew Hampshire State CouncilKnights of Columbus
State Deputy Messages
Please read the letter from our Bishop
Bishop Libasci Letter May 2022
Degree Advancement Opportunity
Date: Friday May27, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
The NH State Council’s Degree Team will be holding a virtual degree for the exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on Friday, May 27th. Grand Knights are requested to invite their new candidates and their family to participate in the upcoming exemplification.
The on-line exemplification offers the councils the perfect opportunity to advance all their members to full Knighthood. The Grand Knights are requested to identify the members of their council who have not achieved full Knighthood and invite them to attend the State Council’s On-line Exemplification.
The council are to use the regular process for vetting new candidates. The council’s Financial Secretary are to register new candidates, and candidates advancing to full Knighthood to assure the candidates making the degree are known by the councils.
Deadline for registrations is Saturday, May 21st.
The link where the FS can register the candidates is: http://nhknight.org/index.php/en/home/online-exemplification-of-charity-unity-and-fraternity
Grand Knight Forum - New Format!
An interactive opportunity for Grand Knights
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On January 4th, we hosted the first forum for Financial Secretaries to openly discuss topics of interest and ask questions. We have held these forums for four months with good results.
So we are inviting the Grand Knights for a similar format. Join us for an open forum to interact with kindred brothers on GK topics of interest. Share your successes and discuss your challenges. The access to the GK forum is posted here and on the event calendar on the State Website.
Is there a topic you need assistance with? Send your requests to Joseph Kowalik SMD at jjkowalik3 [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Grand Knight Forum - GOTO - Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Tue, May 31, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Please join the GK Forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 834-104-261
Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://meet.goto.com/install
For the last USA Games in Seattle four years ago, the KofC have requested $100 from each Council and $7,250 was raised which averaged to about $200 per Council. More funds were raised than expected! If desired, your request could display varying amounts that each Council could choose such as:
$150 Day at Disney
There is one month left so SONH is hopeful to reach their goal of $170,000 in sponsorships! Please send donations to Special Olympics of New Hampshire ar the address below.
Raymond A. Lemay SrState Deputy
Team NH Sponsorship Opportunities
Please see below the May webinar trainings being held:
Delta Church Drive Tuesday May 10, 2022 7:00 pm eastern
Come learn how to do the Delta Church drive method. this highly effective process of growth through communication will help you go from prospects to members and answer the why of growth.
Interactive Opportunity for Financial Secretaries
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Monthly, we host a forum for Financial Secretaries to openly discuss relevant topics and ask questions. Join us for an open forum to interact with kindred brother Financial Secretaries on related issues and interests. Share your successes and discuss your challenges. The access to the forum is posted below, and on the event calendar on the State Council website.
Is there a topic you need assistance with?
Send requests to:Joseph J. Kowalik III, State Membership Directorjjkowalik3 [AT] gmail [DOT] com
FS Forum - Go To MeetingTuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Please join the forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/729696301
You can also dial in using your phone.United States: +1 (646) 749-3122Access Code: 729-696-301
Bishop James A. Healey Province District of New Hampshire
Master Glenn P. Camley PSD, is pleased to announce the exemplification of the Patriotic Degree, welcoming all candidates and spectators from the District of New Hampshire, being held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 St. Kathryn’s Church 4 Dracut Road Hudson, NH 03051 Hosted by FN, Bruce Nichols and the Prince of Peace Assembly #1506 Nashua, NHThis Degree is to be held in Honor of: SK, Edward McCann, PSD
Update: Free Online Membership Extended Through June 30, 2022
Online Membership Downloadable Insert
Council Invitation Downloadable Flyer
The Supreme Council has extended the “Online Free One Year Membership” through June 30, 2022.
Councils have available an array of opportunities to reach out to potential members to join the Knights of Columbus. One of the most effective, is the online membership process.
The two attached downloadable links on the state website now have QR codes. You can use these for your local church bulletins, vestibule flyers, handouts at council events, and they could be included in your council newsletters for brother knights to distribute locally.
Great to hand out as a follow up after your Delta Church Drives as well.
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, scheduled for June 5-12, 2022 in Orlando, Florida, will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean.
We all have reasons to shine. For Special Olympics athletes, one of those reasons is the love of sport. Special Olympics athletes display remarkable abilities not only on the field, but in all areas of life. By celebrating their dedication and perseverance on and off the playing field, we become champions for a more inclusive world. A world where we all Shine As One.
Worthy Sirs and Catholic Gentlemen,
I hope this message finds you healthy in mind, spirit and body. So we continue to be hampered by the Corona Virus but not totally handcuffed like during the past year. Ceremonials have been redeveloped into an online format. We have developed our own online team which has successfully performed the combined ceremonial several times during the last fraternal year.
The New Hampshire virtual team is comprised of the following brothers: Father Aggie Jean, Richard McDermott, Tim Kingsley, Ron Barnovsky, Tony Noce, Bob Jones and Phil LeBlanc. We need to continue to add new members to this team so that we can ensure future degree work. If you are interested in being a part of this effort kindly give Joel D. Plante a call or a text at (603)923-3765.