McGivney 2020 Rosary Program

RosaryThe NH State Council’s McGivney 2020 Rosary Program asks councils and individual members to host beatification commemoration rosaries to honor Blessed Michael McGivney. Our goal is to pray 2020 rosaries by Founder's Day, March 29, 2021. Rosary submissions may be individual rosaries prayed by a member, or, number in attendance at a council's rosary service.

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Online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity

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 Wednesday prior to the Friday Exemplification.

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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 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

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Degree Advancement Opportunity2020 2021 State Emblem

Date:  Friday February 12, 2021

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, February 12th.  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 Wednesday, February 10th.

The link where the FS can register the candidates is:

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GraniteNHGranite Award  Banquet at the Holiday Inn  in Concord, NH March 6, 2021Armor

This fraternal year’s Granite Award Banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord NH 03301, tel.: 603-224-9534

  • This will be a formal, sit-down plated dinner served by the hotel staff.
  • The appetizer will be a domestic cheese board with crackers.
  • Guests will have a choice among 3 main entrees:
    1. Chicken Marsala
    2. Stuffed Pork Loin
    3. New England Baked Haddock

Dessert will be apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.

All entrees include rolls and butter, seasonal vegetable, potato, coffee, tea, bottled sodas & water. There will be a cash bar available as well.

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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.



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This year we will not be laundry basket drives. We will be supporting the 18 state wide pregnancy centers via the purchase of gift cards.  I have canvassed the centers and this is their preference.  The gift cards can be used in 3 ways.  Purchases can be made for needed items for the women in crisis and their babies.  The centers can purchase supplies needed for their day to day operation. And direct donations can be given to the expectant mothers and fathers for their own purchases.  And we avoid the labor-intensive job of gathering, sorting, and delivering the laundry basket items.

Questions have been raised regarding the Supreme Council’s position on resuming council meetings. This was pulled from the Knights of Columbus Officer’s Online, Officer’s Desk Reference which was recently update July 2020.  It is question 17 under the heading: Council and Assembly Issues


17. Fraternal Activities During Pandemic Conditions

Although many jurisdictions are slowly reopening, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to present a significant risk, especially to persons who are vulnerable due to age or medical condition. Because the health and safety of our members and guests is of paramount concern, council officers and members are advised to proceed cautiously as they resume ordinary fraternal activity. 

Hello Again Everyone,


As you may remember from previous years, I'm the chairman of the subject event, working for Ron Distasio, and together our 7 councils have been co-sponsoring the subject Day of Fasting, Rosary, and Benediction (this is our 24th year) for the sins of our nation against the Culture of Life. See attachments.

Request your support --pretty simple: --all materials are in the attachments. I hope we will continue to work together on this, by advertising in your Church Bulletins, and advocating at your monthly meetings, publishing in newsletters, and of course, attending (e.g., select hour of adoration, and at Benediction) hosted by St. Mark's, Londonderry,  on Jan 21,22, 2021 -- Thursday night 7pm start thru Friday 7pm Benediction....

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