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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To: Grand Knights
Cc: State Deputies and District Deputies


Worthy Grand Knight,

JourneyToTheInn

As we approach the Advent and Christmas season, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of a popular Knights of Columbus program that can give your council great visibility in your parish and community, encourage Catholic men to join the Knights of Columbus and remind all that Christmas is about much more than decorations and presents.

The Journey to the Inn program, also known as La Posada, is a simple re-enactment of the story of Christ’s birth. These festivities have been and remain popular throughout Latin America and the southwestern United States, yet children and adults from all cultural backgrounds can use similar celebrations to embrace the true meaning of the Christmas season and share the joy of Christ’s birth.

Executing this program is as simple as following the steps below:

  1. Visit our website to learn more about this Advent/Christmas celebration, which will help all in your parish and community prepare for the birth of the Savior of the World.
  2. Share the online copy of the program booklet with your pastor and discuss the possibility of hosting the program at your parish. Be sure to talk with him prior to the First Sunday of Advent and explain how the program can be adapted according to the needs of the families who participate.
  3. Choose a date during Advent to host the event. Be sure this date is acceptable to your pastor.
  4. Order copies of the Journey to the Inn booklet once the date is set. Complete your order as soon as possible, to be sure the materials arrive well in advance of your event.
  5. Appoint a committee to work with your chaplain on additional event details, such as selecting prayers, readings and event assignments.
  6. Promote the celebration at all events and Masses at your parish.
  7. Recruit council members and parishioners to volunteer. Invite young performers to play the different roles and request families to help set up outdoor stations and design costumes.

Please contact the Fraternal Mission Department at 203-752-4270 or with any questions or to order materials.

Vivat Jesus.

Fraternally,
Mark McMullen
Senior Vice President, Membership Growth & Fraternal Mission

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 ) and the District Deputy.

Family of the Month Form 1993A

State Deputy Glenn Camley is pleased to present an exemplification of the Formation Degree and Knighthood Degree of the Order, sponsored by District 9 and St. Joan of Arc Council 7533 (Alton).NHLogo 2017 Small

Date: Saturday December 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Where: St. Kathrine Drexel Church, 40 Hidden Springs Road (RT 28), Alton, NH. 03809

LaundaryBasketLaundry Basket Drive

Help us collect baby items for local pregnancy centers across NH

Suggested items include:

  • Bibs
  • Preemie blankets
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Formula
  • Baby lotion / shampoo / wash
  • Baby wipes
  • Clothing (Boys -- up to 18 mos.; Girls -- 9 mos., 12 mos., 2T

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pacifiers
  • Crib sheets
  • Sippy cups
  • Sleepers
  • Sweaters

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.

3rdDegreeEmblemFebruary 03, 2018 6:00pm Dinner

St. John the Baptist Parish Hall
12 School Street Allenstown, NH

Mass: 4:00pm

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 $15.00 per person

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Guest speaker will be Mike Younus,
Director of Options for Women in Dover

Social: 5:30—6:00pm Cheese /Crackers / Fruit Selection Dinner: 6:00pm
Mixed Green Tossed Salad –Assorted Dressing Roast Pork with Stuffing- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Apple Sauce, Carrots, Dinner Rolls
Assorted Desserts

Worthy Brothers,

I would like to extend a word of thanks to all the members and their families that volunteered at the recent Special Olympics New Hampshire Bowling Event held at several locations on November 18, 2017. The day was made brighter for these athletes because you were there for them. All assigned venues were covered including the Floor Hockey Tournament that was held at St. Anselm,'s College on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The participating councils and assemblies are listed below.

Fraternally,

Wayne Griffin, IPSD
Special Olympics Chariman
NH State Council
Knights of Columbus

BabyMomThe NH Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay contest. The contest is open to any Jr-High (grades 6,7,8) and Sr-High (grades 9,10,11,12) student in NH. The NH Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash awards of $100.

The theme is: “”How would you respond to claims that Pro-Life denies a woman’s ‘choice’ “ ?”

DEADLINE: Midnight, Dec 15, 2017

RULES: Essays may not be longer than 500 words; typed, and submitted as a PDF or Word Document and emailed to . Include student name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone, parish and email.

Students may obtain help & information, including from parents, teachers, friends, and internet but the essay itself must be their own work.

Further contest details may be obtained from KofC NH contest chairman
John P. Matuszewski (603-434-4098) or KofC NH State Pro-Life Chairman Ron Distasio (603-595-7837).

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 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 .

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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