Ron Metevier, Chairman
“The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council is aggressively instituting changes, recruitment tools, council training modules, and the “Faith in 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 17 districts, comprising of 74 councils with over 7,000 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
Past State Deputy Testimonial
“Glenn Camley & Jolene Camley”
Location: St. Matthew Parish Center
2 Searles Road, Windham,
NH Host Council : St Matthew Council 7572
Host Grand Knight : Michael Funk
My Brother Knights:
I will be ordering the following shirt/s for the 2019-2020 State Deputy per his request. I will be taking delivery of your shirt(s) now till October 1st. You have plenty of time to send me your check but if you could send me your request as soon as possible that would be great. I will have all shirts available by the October Quarterly Meeting.
Bishop Libasci’s vision to bring a new hope and the good news of Jesus Christ, through our Catholic faith, to all in New Hampshire is being realized through the good works of the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office, who are committed to making Catholic education accessible, available, and affordable to any family that desires it. There are many ways in which the CSO is working to achieve this mission. In the last year, they have opened two new schools, expanded educational opportunities for students with non-typical learning abilities, and provided additional funding for financial aid through the establishment of the St. John Neumann Catholic School Trust.
In a letter dated April 28th, Fr. Kyle Stanton, pastor of Good Shepherd and Holy Family Parishes, announced to his parishioners that Salve Regina Academy will open for the 2019-2020 Academic year on the site of the Holy Family Parish Center.
This new parish school is built upon the vision of an “authentically Catholic community of lifelong learners dedicated to discovering all that is Good, True, and Beautiful through a commitment to academic excellence and personal discipleship in the holistic tradition of Catholic education”. Two years ago, Fr. Stanton formed a committee to establish the location, curriculum, and culture of a new Catholic school. Parents wanted a curriculum, culture, and mission distinctly different from that of other schools.
ANNUAL MEN’S RETREAT CAMP BERNADETTE
SEPTEMBER 13th – 15th
I am pleased to announce the Knights of Columbus State of NH Annual Men’s Retreat September 13– 15 at Camp Bernadette, on beautiful Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro, NH. Our Spiritual Director for the weekend will be Fr. Jeff Statz form St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Litchfield. Fr. Jeff has a phenomenal personality and will guide us through the weekend with his great theology and invigorating sense of humor. We will not be disappointed. We welcome back Chef John McClure as our culinary provider. On Saturday night John will be preparing our traditional Surf n’ Turf dinner instituted by Fr. Smolley who would say, “and it ain’t hot dogs and fish sticks”. So join us in September for a weekend of fellowship, spirituality and laughter as we experience a renewing of our faith.
New Grand Knight for the New Hampshire Local Councils attended Grand Knight Training at St. Michaels Cotter Hall in Exeter NH. Our State Straining Director provided the the training for the new Grand Knights and the attneding wives.
Attending the training are: Luis Flores, Tom Davis and wife Pat, Mike Funk and wife Michelle, Bill Brewster, Brian Jackson and wife Annie, Dave Abbott, John Gryval and wife Louise, Jonathan Fiore and wife Karen, Joe Passanise and wife Maria, Bob Garand and Lou Lou, Mark Cookson, Ben Baroody, Jason Hamann, Lionel Coulon and wife Lillian, Dan Love, John Turner and wife Renee, Paul Morency, Dick Coulon, Don Gagne and wife Janet, Brendan Greene,
As many of you know our State Executive Secretary, Ed McCann, (who is also a Past State Deputy) has been in and out of the hospital a lot over the year.
He has been in the hospital since before the convention in April and has now moved to a rehab facility. Ed still needs to have another surgery this summer and will be going back to the hospital and then back to rehab again.
It will be months before he returns home.
The card party idea is to shower him with as many cards as possible so he does not feel as if he has been forgotten.
Vocations 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.