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 2018 300x300move 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 21 districts comprised of 69 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 136 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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FredMercierAlfred "Fred" R. Mercier, 90, formerly of Manchester, passed away at Signature Health Care in Fort Meyers, FL on August 6, 2018.

He was born in Manchester on August 8, 1927, the son of Edouard and Henrietta (Bernier) Mercier. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Larson. After the war, he worked with his brother at Mercier Spa on Wilson St. He then worked for HP Hood as a route salesman for over 30 years until his retirement. In his retirement, he worked part-time as a professional pall bearer for Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium along with a number of other funeral homes in the area. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus where he earned the designation of Fourth Degree and also worked his way up to State Deputy. Fred served as State Deputy for the New Hampsire State Council from 1985 through 1987. He volunteered at the Manchester Soup Kitchen and Parish of the Transfiguration where he was a long-time parishioner.

Family members include his wife of over 50 years, Cecile (Cote) Mercier; a brother, Ludger Mercier and his wife Evelyn of CA; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester on Tuesday, August 21st, from 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Parish of the Transfiguration on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 11:00 AM. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net

Call To Muster Information:

We will muster at 5:30 PM for the wake on Tuesday evening for 6:00-8:00 pm, and muster at 10:30 AM for the Funeral Mass.

Please contact FN Lionel Coulon, 668-1039, or CCC Joseph Kowalik 485-2082, with your availability to participate in either or both honor guards.

StJohnVianneyNew Hampshire Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the St. John Vianney Summer Al Fresco to fund continued vocations in the diocese. Dinner provided by Knights of Columbus.

Pre-event tickets can be purchased in advanced from the local councils of the Knights of Columbus: $20.00 per family, and $10.00 per person.

Ticket prices on the day of the event:  $25.00 per family, and $10.00 per person.

Ticket Chairman: John Nasser
Phone: (603) 856-5866
Email: jnasser [AT] comcast [DOT] net

Menu Includes: Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and drinks.

Holy Mass will be held at 4:00 pm, with Fr. Matthew Mason as the celebrant

Live Music Throughout the Day, with Nationally Acclaimed Christian Artists: Aurora Worship featuring Brian Waldron, Christopher Duffley and more...

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Sanderson Hay Farm, 682 Post Road, Greenland, NH

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This year's Camporee will be the weekend of August 31st (August 31 through Monday September 3rd). All forms for the Camp Fatima Camporee are on line in State Council's Form Directory. Please check out the changes for this year's Camporee.
 
We have added a Sunday night meal pacakage at a samll cost, so as to provide some kind of meal for the two full days of Camporee. Please check off your wishes on Form 4 of the paperwork for the Camporee
 
All paperwork due August 15th, 2018!!!
 
All GK's,DD's and state officers please pass on this message to all councils.
 
Thanks you,
Ron Metevier, Chairman

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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 September 21st

If you have any questions to please email me or give me a call.

Please get your order in ASAP.

Ed McCann, PSD
State Executive Secretary

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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.

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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