McGivney Canonization Rosary Program


The NH State Council’s McGivney Canonization Rosary Program asks councils and individual members to host canonization rosaries to honor Blessed Michael McGivney. The success of our goal with the McGivney Beatification Rosary, to pray over 2,020 rosaries by Founder's Day, March 29, 2021, has inspired us to continue this program for the cause toward Sainthood. Rosary submissions may be individual rosaries prayed by a member, or, number in attendance at a council's rosary service.

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StateDeputy“The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council is aggressively instituting changes, recruitment tools, council training modules, and the “Faith 2020 2021 State Emblemin Action” program. They see the need to reach out differently to attract young members.”

Greetings and welcome to the New Hampshire State Council website of the Knights of Columbus!!!

The New Hampshire State Council is growing! With 16 districts, comprising of 73 councils with over 6,900 members we continue to reach out to support our clergy, parishes, families, & communities. We are actively seeking Catholic men to join us in these opportunities. You are encouraged to review the information available on this website to learn more about what we do. The basic principles of our Order are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

My hope is in your review of this site you will appreciate the many services and charitable programs available throughout our State Council and that you avail yourself of the opportunity to join us in our fraternal activities.

So, on behalf of my Brother Knights and their wives throughout New Hampshire, I bid you a hearty welcome!!!
Please click on e-Membership above for more information about how you can join us today!
Joseph J Kowalik III
New Hampshire State Deputy                                             
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We are all proud of the good works of our own Councils and it may be easy to overlook the experiences of Knights in neighboring Councils. Reaching across the border of your own local organization can prove to be a rewarding experience. Warren Azevedo of Hudson can tell you about it.

Warren is the Financial Secretary of Council 5162. Warren so enjoyed the book The Secret of the Rosary that he chose not only to share it with his own Council brothers, but with Councils throughout District 8. Warren gifted over 200 copies of the book with other Councils. The gesture was certainly generous, and it also helped to dissolve the jurisdictional boundaries that some of us may feel and proved that when we work together the benefits can multiply.

Thank you to Warren for the books, and for the reminder that the Knights of Columbus is a world-wide organization.

George Fredette, DD08

Worthy Brothers,

  Sunday, June 6th, marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day.  In honor of the courage and sacrifice of these men, who accomplished the seemingly impossible for the freedom of the world, I encourage each of you to fly your flag from 7 am to 7 pm.  This may seem like a minor tribute, but what better way to remember them than to proudly wave the flag they fought and died for.

  All Knights – 4th Degree or not – are called to live by the virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  Therefore, let us join together to acknowledge their bravery with the final words General Dwight Eisenhower said to these heroes:  “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which you have striven these many months….The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you….Good luck.  And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”


  Ron Barnovsky, Faithful Captain
  Prince of Peace Assembly 1506
  Nashua, NH

D Day at 77

Friday May 21, 2021

7:15 pm - The New Hampshire 122nd State Convention came to order.
                Opening prayer by State Chaplain (SC) Fr Agapit Jean Jr, PSD
                Pledge of Allegiance offered by District Master Glenn Camley, PSD

7:36 pm - Introduction of Regional Growth Director Ken Latham, PSD (Supreme Guest) 
      Take up the mantle of authority in recovering from this pandemic and help our Parishes and priests to return to normalcy.

7:44 pm - Synopsis of conduct for the convention by State Advocate Hon. Jordan Ulery.

7:45 pm – Awards Presentation: 

Newly Elected State Council Officers
State Deputy:     Raymond A. Lemay Sr
State Secretary: Timothy J. Kingsley
State Treasurer:  Mark W. Messier
State Advocate:   Hon. Jordan G. Ulery
State Warden:     David F. DeWorken
Delegates to the Supreme Convention
Insurance delegate:   Michael Pitaro
Associate delegates:  1. Ed McCann PSD
                                    2.  Tim Kingsley
Financial Advisors: 
1.  Anthony Noce
2.  Hector St. Jacques

New Hampshire State Council Men’s Retreat

Dear Reverend Chaplains,
Worthy Grand Knight,
Brothers All,

I am pleased to announce the return of the Knights of Columbus State of NH Annual Men’s Retreat September 17th – 19th at Camp Bernadette, on beautiful Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro, NH.  It is my pleasure to invite you and all the members of your council to this retreat. We all know how we occasionally need our spiritual batteries recharged. Join us and Fr. John MacKenzie, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Joseph's Parish, who has graciously accepted the invitation to be the Spiritual Leader for the weekend.  Those of us who know Fr. “Mac” know that the weekend will be filled with many pearls of spiritual wisdom on how we, men, need to WALK IN TRUTH AND LOVE. There will be time for personal peaceful conversation with our Lord.

Worthy Council Raffle Ticket Chairmen,

I thank you and your Councils for your support of and hard work for the 2020 Charity Raffle under difficult circumstances. I greatly appreciate the innovativeness of some Councils in their sale of Raffle Tickets. 2021 looks to be another challenging year. I will have Raffle Tickets by the end of this week (2/6) for distribution to Councils. Feel free to e-mail me at kskomisarek [AT] comcast [DOT] net or call me at (603) 625-2134 to arrange pick-up, either at my work-at-home residence (1305 Hall Street, Manchester, NH) or somewhere between there and your Council location. The 2021 State Charity Raffle Funds Distribution Form will also be available by the end of this week.

Vivat Jesus!

Ken Komisarek, PGK, FDD, NH State Raffle Chairman

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