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 2017 Smallmove 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 16 districts comprised of 68 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 133 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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NHCouncilThe New Hampshire State Council Knights of Columbus each year seeks out an outstanding citizen of our state who, by that individual’s life, exemplifies and magnifies the great virtues of patriotism, leadership and humanitarianism. As humble and loyal patriotic citizens of the United States of America, we proudly proclaim the life example of our honored  recipients who well merits the esteem and admiration in which we hold them, and therefore, most worthy of our designation.

 NH Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Hampton, NH
289 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH
4:00pm Mass
March 3, 2018
Social: 6:00-6:45pm Dinner 7:00pm Chef’s Special
Deadline 2-21-2018
 ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY
February 21, 2018
Table of 8 reserved when full payment is received
Free Will Offering – Bar
Make your Reservations: Pay to: NH State Council Edward McCann, PSD
56 Brookside Drive
Merrimack, NH 03054
1-603-424-7185
Emccann777 [AT] comcast [DOT] net

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Worthy Brothers,

The Special Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Waterville Valley at 7:30 PM. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree has been requested. Please report in the new uniform or regalia at 6:45 PM in the Town Square 33 Village Road Waterville Valley, NH 03215.

Wayne Griffin, PSD
Special Olympics Chairman
Knights of Columbus
NH State Council
(603) 560-3824 cell

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Msgr. Joseph M. Donahue Council 12988, 190 Meeting House Road, Bedford, NH is hosting the 2018 New Hampshire Basketball Free Throw Contest at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Activity Center located at 190 Meeting House Road, Bedford, NH.  

Date: March 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

3rdDegreeEmblemState Deputy Glenn Camley is pleased to present an exemplification of the Formation (2nd) Degree and the Knighthood (3rd) Degree of the Order as follows:

Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am

Where: Saint Lawrence Church, 1 E Union St, Goffstown, NH 03045. District 6 and Council 5112 sponsor these events

Greetings.

For those of you who do not know who I am…I am Becky Vinson and I work in the Office of Vocations and Worship at the Diocese of Manchester.  Many of our communications from this office go directly to priests and I have often been concerned that I should be addressing many others who are interested in our ministry… ergo this email. 

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.

GraniteAwardHampton – The NH State Council of the Knights of Columbus recently honored Bishop Peter Libasci with the 2017 Granite Award. State Deputy Wayne Griffin made the presentation at a banquet on March 4 at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish in Hampton. Council #5093 hosted the event for approximately 150 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.

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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