GlenAndJoleneCamley"We live to be of great hope to others, bringing forth faith and the love of God. If in the ripple of time, we make one small NHLogo 2018 300x300move that influences a better outcome for "the one" or "the many", then we have succeeded in what He has called for us to do ... to bring change and hope to others who have none in their lives. For, in God ... there is always hope!"

Let me welcome you to the Knights of Columbus, New Hampshire State Council website.

We are a vibrant state council that was chartered in 1892. Celebrating over 125 years of service to the citizens of our New Hampshire communities, we have grown to more than 7,000 members in 21 districts comprised of 69 active councils. Our mission is to serve our church, our community, our families, our country and those in need. This mission reflects the vision of our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, that is based on charity, unity and fraternity. These are the principles of our Order.

Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus 136 years ago to support its members in their faith, provide support for their families and to direct their charity to the Church and the needs of the less fortunate.

I encourage you to review the information within this website and discover the many service and charitable programs and activities offered by the New Hampshire State Council.

It is my sincere hope that you will gain an understanding of who we are and what we do, and that you will become inspired to join us in our mission of service.

On behalf of my fellow State Officers, our wives and our Brother Knights from throughout the New Hampshire State Council, we welcome you with open arms.

Please click on Contact Us above for more information.

Glenn P. Camley
New Hampshire State Deputy

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Many of you have heard of the Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians traveling icon and the prayer program that goes along with it. The program combines the Knights’ commitment to helping persecuted Christians in the Middle East with its 18th Marian Prayer Program.

Our ongoing mission of charity to Christians in the Middle East has included a commitment of more than $20 million since 2014. This support has provided food, shelter and clothing to Christians and those of other faiths in their care. In recent years we have been assisting in the construction of the McGivney House to provide housing for both Syrian and Chaldean Christian families."

Within our state, the icon will travel to individual councils to participate in our Marian Prayer Program, part of the “Faith in Action” initiative designed to deepen you and your members’ spirituality and religious formation. The prayer services are centered on the icon's intention to raise awareness of the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith and to stand in prayerful solidarity with them

On March 3rd at St. Joseph’s Cathedral’s 10:30 Mass Bishop Libasci and the icons will be escorted into the Cathedral by the Fourth Degree. The prayer service in conjunction with the icons will follow the Mass. At the end of the Mass the first two designated councils will take an icon back with them to their parish. The icons will remain at the council's parish for one week Monday through Sunday. Additional weeks have been added for those councils who responded to my first email regarding the number of churches they service. The council next in line for the icon will pick it up with the accompanying materials and bring it to their parish. The Grand Knights are responsible for ensuring the Icon is picked up!

More information on the icon program is available at

More information on the Faith in Action Program is available at

Vivat Jesus.

God Bless,

Jim Preisendorfer

State Faith Director

Dear Worthy State Deputies, Grand Knights and District Deputies,

Please see attached a memo regarding collection of delinquent dues from members.


Sponsored by the State Council of the N.H.Knights of Columbus

DennisPedleyGUEST SPEAKER: Brother Knight Dennis Pedley of St. Gianna’s Place, Londonderry, N.H.  St. Gianna’s Place proclaims the dignity of God-given life from the moment of fertilization. The center seeks to foster self-respect and independence for pregnant women in need and their babies in a nurturing and safe environment. St. Gianna’s Place offers transitional housing for women facing crisis pregnancies and their babies. They offer life skills training, educational and job skills, parenting skills, and spiritual and emotional support.

NH Knights of Columbus Announcement

Exemplification of the 2nd & 3rd Degree of our Order

Council Number ----- 5112
Council Name/Parish ----- Saint. Lawrence Parish
Degree Location: ----- 1 East Union Street Goffstown, NH 93945
Degree Date: 3-9-2019

The New Hampshire State Council Knights of Columbus each year seeks out an outstanding citizen of our state who, by that individual’s life,  exemplifies  and  magnifies  the  great  virtues  of  patriotism, leadership and humanitarianism.      As  humble  and  loyal  patriotic  citizens  of  the  United  States  of America,  we  proudly  proclaim  the  life  example  of  our  honored recipients who well merits the esteem and admiration in which we hold them, and therefore, most worthy of our designation.

Glenn Camley, State Deputy

March 9, 2019

Social: 5:00-6:00pm Dinner 6:15pm

$25.00 per/person



. Selection of

domestic and imported cheeses

. Assorted Crackers

. Antipasto tray

.    Chef's selection of appetizers

Dinner Buffet

. Rolls and Butter

.    Salad Fresh Field Greens with Goat Cheese. Roasted Beets, Candied

Pecans & tossed with ight vinaigrette

London Broil with Onions

Stuffed Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese

Red Skin Garlic

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable du Jour

Table of 8 reserved when full payment is received

Please email or call for your Reservations:

Pay to: NH State Council

Send Check ASAP To: Edward McCann, PSD

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MenOfStJosephBishop Peter Libasci invites all men of the diocese to join him in celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
St. Joseph Cathedral
Manchester, NH
7:30 - 10:30am 


To register for the event go to Open seating for Holy Mass. Seating for breakfast is limited to the first 275 registrants.
Cost is $10.00.
To register for the event go to Open seating for Holy Mass. Seating for breakfast is limited to the first 275 registrants.
Cost is $10.00.

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BasketballsMsgr. Joseph M. Donahue Council 12988 will be hosting the 2019 New Hampshire State Free Throw Championship on Saturday, April 06, 2019 beginning at 1:00FreeThrow PM. The event will take place in the Activity Center located at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

The championship is open to those competitors who won their brackets at their Council Free Throw event. ALL participants must bring their Council Free Throw Registration and Birth Certificate.

This event will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

For questions or more information contact:
State Free Throw Chairman Michael Pitaro via email pitaro [AT] pitaro [DOT] com or, State Youth Director Thomas Fallon via email kofcnhsyd [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Penguin Plunge High School Saturday February 2, 2019 – Contact Diane Hollingworth - Register On-line
Food Station & SONH Store (Inside -  Casino), Towels, & Tents, Set up & Clean up (Outside)

Penguin Plunge Adult Sunday February 3, 2019 – Contact Diane Hollingworth – Register On-line

March 3, 2019 Winter Games Opening Ceremonies Waterville Valley 6:00 PM
La Hacienda 29 Village Road 726-5293 (Village Square)

March 13, 2019 Wednesday Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast Radisson Manchester 7 am – 9 am
Contact Mary Conroy (603) 624-1250 x-26

March 14 Thursday SONH Campions Together Lunch Southern NH University 11 am – 1 pm
Contact Mary Conroy (603) 624-1250 x-26

June 7, 2019 Summer Games at UNH 5 pm Reception
Contact Mary Conroy (603) 624-1250 x-26

October 5, 2019 SONH GALA Radisson Manchester 5pm – 10 pm Black Tie Formal
Contact Mary Conroy (603) 624-1250 x-26

NHLogo 2018 SmallThe exemplification schedule for the Knighthood (3rd) Degree is finalized as follows:

2018-2019 Exemplification Schedule 
Host Council Council 506 Council 5112
Location Berlin Goffstown
Host DD Gilbride, Kevin Lajoie, Elmer
Phone 603-452-8844 603-289-5981
Email kgilbride [AT] gmail [DOT] com elajoie [AT] comcast [DOT] net
Host Council Council 13904 Council 819 
Location Nashua Keene 
Host DD Croteau, David Ruel, Stephen 
Phone 978-265-5853  603-352-7239
Email david [AT] stoneyard [DOT] com sslruel [AT] twc [DOT] com

Each degree will be preceded by the exemplification of the Formation (2nd) Degree. It is highly recommended that all candidates are pre-registered for BOTH DEGREES with the Host District Deputy. Doing so will allow the host council to be prepared for the number of candidates and spectators. An opportunity to register candidates on the day of the degree will be offered on a limited basis.

FrMcGivney 002Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are very important to the Catholic Church and to our Order. We need priests to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to teach and lead us on the path to Jesus. Education costs are extremely high for the candidates to the priesthood and religious life. The NH State Council wants to assist these men and women with a special calling by providing financial support for their education.

The Penny-A-Knight-A-Day (PKD) program was established by the NH State Council at the October
2009 Quarterly Meeting. This program is voluntary and provides needed dollars to the NH State Council Vocations fund. This fund is used to support religious vocations to qualified candidates throughout the State of NH.

On an annual basis, the PKD program asks each Brother Knight to add an additional $3.65 (Penny-A- Knight-A-Day) to their annual council dues. The entire $3.65 would be deposited into the NH State Council Vocations fund and used for priests and religious.

The investment in the Catholic education of our youth is an investment in the future. The Knights of Columbus has placed a high value on Catholic education and the NH State Council feels that this is a top priority. The New Hampshire State Council Catholic Education Initiative is a NH Knights of Columbus State program focused on assisting Catholic schools in the state of New Hampshire in meeting their Catholic education enrichment goals.


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On Saturday night at the Birthright Dinner the Safe Haven Program was launched. The NH Safe Haven Law (RSA 132-A) was passed in 2003. When the law was passed, no funds were allocated toward the promotion of the law within the state. Past State Deputy, Wayne Griffin, saw that there was a disconnect between the passing of the Law and wide-spread public knowledge of the law in NH. He saw that there was an obvious role that the Knights could undertake toward informing the public. As a result, a Safe Haven Program has been developed and approved by the State Council that may be incorporated into each Council’s Culture of Life activities.

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