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 2017 Smallmove 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 16 districts comprised of 68 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 133 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.
Fraternally,

Glenn P. Camley
New Hampshire State Deputy

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As announced in the June issue of the Columbia magazine, the Supreme Council has announced a new program model for council activities.  The new program model, titled Faith in Action, will take effect as the umbrella for Knights of Columbus-related activities beginning with the 2018-2019 fraternal year. Faith in Action replaces Surge... with Service, which was introduced nearly 50 years ago.

“This model is an evolution of the Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish initiative that was introduced in November 2015.” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson wrote in a letter to state deputies April 6. Faith in Action, the supreme knight explained, “embodies a simplified overall program structure, featuring four instead of six categories.”

The four Faith in Action categories, which starts on July 1st, 2018 are:

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Community
  • Life

The State Program Award submission form will be updated to reflect the Faith in Action changes.  The new form will be published on July 1st.

Information on the Faith in Action model:

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It is that time of the year to order your new shirt for this coming year. Please see the attached file for details. Please get your orders in by June 22nd so I can deliver your shirt by the July Quarterly Meeting on July 22nd.

If you have any questions to please email me or give me a call. If you are a delegate going to the Supreme Convention,

Please get your order in ASAP.

Ed McCann, PSD
State Executive Secretary

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We have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our Special Olympics athletes. Please promote this project within your council. As an example, if a council holds a single pancake breakfast at $10.00 per person and has 40 attendees they raise $400.00. If all five councils do the same, then the district would raise $2,000.00. The is enough to fund an athlete to the USA Games in Seattle, WA in July.

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Knights of Columbus
State Retreat Weekend

September 7-9 at Camp Bernadette—Wolfeboro NH

Registration begins at 4 pm with dinner at 6 pm on Friday and ends after Lunch Sunday

The New Hampshire State Council of the Knights of Columbus recently honored Bob Gilbert with the 2018 Granite Award. State Deputy, Glenn P. Camley made the presentation at a banquet on March 3rd at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish in Hampton.

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Council #5093 hosted the event for approximately 100 persons, including many Knights from across New Hampshire.

The Granite Award is given annually to a person or persons who exemplify and magnify the virtues of patriotism, leadership, and humanitarianism through years of service to the community and those in need.

Brother Knights,

I have a special request for our State Membership Team that we believe will benefit the Knights of Columbus greatly, within the State of New Hampshire.

While we have always endeavored to expand our brotherhood with Council’s centered on certain ethnicities, we have never taken a full step forward in this direction, other than “what if?”

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.

Worthy Brothers,

Special Olympics New Hampshire will send a team of 53 to the USA Games in Seattle, Washington to compete July 1, 2018 to July 6, 2018 and we can help make this happen. See the attached info sheets. This is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment as Knights of Columbus to Special Olympics as this is a priority for Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson.

Worthy State Deputy,

Throughout the years, Knights of Columbus councils have been extremely generous in providing support to food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens. As a continued effort to encourage support for these important institutions, we are asking that all jurisdictions post the attached video of the West Virginia Food Drive on their jurisdiction’s home page and/or social media.

https://we.tl/7QMdihQH48 

Feeding the hungry and giving a drink to the thirsty are both Corporal Works of Mercy. Yet, in America, 1 in 6 people still face the challenge of being hunger every day. In Canada, over 850,000 people turn to food banks for help; more than one-third are children and youth. We can make a difference.

HolyFamilyThe Supreme Council encourages every council to participate in the Order’s “Family of the Month” program. On the 15th day of each month, 100 Family of the Month reporting forms are randomly selected and the families chosen receive a Holy Family plaque.

Councils must submit Form 1993A for the Family of the Month to enter the council’s Family of the Month into the monthly drawing. The completed Family of the Month form is submitted to Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Services (email fraternalmission [AT] kofc [DOT] org) and the State Deputy.

Family of the Month Form 1993A

New Hampshire Knights of Columbus Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services Committee

I have received an email from one of my guardsman whom I have served with. in the Army, national guard. He has no family alive, and he is planning on retiring to NH. He is in Syria on a peace keeping mission. He is very good man and devoted Catholic, He has told me that he was on patrol a few weeks back and his truck got shot up and went up in flames, losing all his personal property included his cell phone. I have got donations from my employer and other sources for underwear and toiletries that he has lost, and new cell phone. But since he is on peace keeping mission the package needs to be send by FedEx, I have contacted the local office with a approx. cost for shipment $ 550.00. So, I am asking for donations ASAP. If you have questions about this request please call me at 6037031723 or Email me robert [DOT] garand [AT] yahoo [DOT] com as soon as possible due to his unit is moving around Syria on regular basis.

Veterans Need Your Help!

The Chaplain Service of the V.A. Medical Center in Manchester is in need of volunteers. We need individuals willing to serve as Extraorodinary Ministers of Holy Communion, chapel helpers, volunteer visitors, and/or helping the nursing home residents to and from Mass. If you are interested in this service to our sick and elderly Veterans, please contact Fr. Thomas P. Steinmetz at (603) 623-8944 or at oloc [DOT] church [AT] comcast [DOT] net.

Sincerely yours in Christ:

Fr. Thomas P. Steinmetz
Pastor - Our Lady of the Cedars Church
Chaplain - Manchester VA Medical Center

Introduction
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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. Our 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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