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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BishopGendronThe Most Rev. Odore J. Gendron, retired bishop of the Diocese of Manchester, has died at the age of 99.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gendron, who was ordained in 1947, was the oldest living bishop in the United States, according to an announcement from the diocese about his death. He had lived for the past several years at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester. A native of Manchester, Gendron studied at Saint Charles College in Sherbrooke, Canada, and completed his ecclesiastical studies at Saint Paul Seminary in Ottawa.

His first assignment as a priest was as associate pastor of Guardian Angel Parish in Berlin. Gendron later served parishes in Lebanon, Nashua and Pittsfield before becoming Diocesan Vicar for Religious for the French-Speaking Communities of Women. He served as pastor of Saint Augustin parish in Manchester from 1967 to 1971, when he became Diocesan Vicar for Religious full-time.

In 1970, Pope Paul VI named Gendron a Prelate of Honor with the title of Reverent Monsignor, and after serving in several leadership roles for the diocese, Gendron was appointed Bishop by Pope Paul VI in 1974. Gendron retired as bishop on June 12, 1990.

With great sadness, I need to announce the death of my older brother Brian Kingsley.   His health had been deteriorating and had been in the ICU of Lahey Clinic for about a week when he suffered multiple organ failure.   He passed last night around 1:15 AM.

I am asking for prayers for him, his wife Karen, and his married daughter Brinn.   Brian had been a Knight for around 5 decades.


Brothers: You and your family are in a position to effect major positive changes in the upcoming election on November 3rd. How?

First: You must vote!

Second- Your ballot should be in line with your beliefs as a Roman Catholic, especially when it comes to the sanctity of life!

Third- Your decisions must be made with forethought and you must pray for guidance!

Your heart and mind must work together. Sometimes, neither choice seems to be totally in line with your conscience. Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life says that at times you will end up voting for an individual who will do as little as wrong as possible- the lesser of two evils. It is hoped you can support a candidate whose policies do not negate the principles of our faith. You should be electing individuals who do not deny objective truths and who oppose intrinsic evils, such as abortion and euthanasia. Remember the adage: There is no such thing as a “pro-choice Catholic!”


 For the first time in NH, we are offering a Fourth Degree Polo Shirt.



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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. 

40DaysforLifeDespite the pandemic, there will be a 40 Days for Life Campaign in Manchester.  Please encourage your Councils to participate. Social distancing should be easy.  If your Council cannot attend physically, then set some time for members to pray at the council or at home-  A Virtual 40 Days for Life!

It all begins 09/23/20 at 6pm on Penacook St. with a kickoff prayer service, see attached flyer.

FrMcGivney 002Knights of Columbus Founder Father Michael McGivney Moves Closer to Sainthood

Priest launched international lay movement, died in 19th century pandemic 

ROME – The Vatican today (May 27) announced that Pope Francis Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Camp Fatima will not open this summer. Therefore, we have cancelled the Camporee for September 2020. Hopefully, we will be able to be back to normal for 2021. Workday will be scheduled for May 22nd and Camporee September 3-6th, 2021. Everyone stay safe. We'll miss you all. Thanks.

God Bless

Ron Metevier, Chairman

Upcoming Events
Fri Oct 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Statewide Beatification Rosary
Fri Oct 30 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Prayer Vigil for Priests Before the Beatification of Fr, Michael J. McGivney
Sat Oct 31 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Beatification Mass of Fr, Michael J. McGivney
Sun Nov 01 @12:00AM - 11:00PM
All Saints Day
Sun Nov 01 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Mass of Thanksgiving for Beatification of Fr, Michael J. McGivney
Fri Nov 06 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Financial Secretary Online Meeting
Fri Nov 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity
Fri Dec 11 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Directors Online Meeting
Fri Dec 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity
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