4th Degree

Bishop James E. Healy Province

District of New Hampshire

DistrictMasterThe 4th Degree is a Patriotic Degree.  For most men who follow Jesus, there comes a time when duty extends beyond our own lives, beyond how we lead our families, and into how we serve our fellow man. That's what the Knights of Columbus is all about. The Patriotic Degree allows knights to take this one step further. "Sir Knight" is more than a title. It's an honor.

This section of the NH State Council Website is intended to provide information, ideas and tools for our local Faithful Navigators to assist them in leading their Assemblies to foster a spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship.

Worthy Faithful Navigators,

We are called to Assemble for the required biennial meeting of the District of New Hampshire on March 18, 2018 at the Columbus Avenue Freight House, Columbus Avenue in Rochester, NH. (Home of the Father McDonald Assembly). Each Assembly is entitled to at least 2 votes and larger Assemblies may be entitled to 1 additional vote for each 100 members over the first one hundred members.

We are putting the meeting agenda together at this time. If you have a topic that you want to be on that agenda kindly get a copy of the item to me within the next week or so.

Faithful Navigator Roger Hayford is the meeting host. We will begin with a lunch at 12 noon and proceed from there. Lunch cost will be $10. Registration for lunch is required so please get back to me with your ticket need as soon as possible but no later than March 11. As many members as you wish may attend but voting will be limited to those appointed to be delegates to this meeting.

Thanks for all you do. Do not forget to register for this important meeting.

Vivat Jesus!
Joel Plante, District Master New Hampshire

Joel D. Plante, Master, District of New Hampshire

Will Proudly Provide an Exemplification
of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 10:30 AM
Host Assembly:  Bishop Bradley (Assembly 626)  Manchester

Honoree –Military Chaplains

Price Schedule: Candidates – Must be in dark suit, white shirt with dark tie or Service Dress Uniform - $70 this includes the banquet and a 4th Degree Pin
Spectators - (4th Degree Members of the Knights of Columbus) Dinner -$40
Non-4th Degree Knights, Wives & Girlfriends – Ladies Program, Dinner - $40

All Checks Must be made Payable to: Joel D. Plante, District Master
And mailed to:             Joel D. Plante, 13 Dick Dame Lane, Farmington, NH 03835
Deadline:  June 11, 2018

FrMcGivney 002Worthy Faithful Navigators and Grand Knights;

Donations continue to trickle in for the chaplains fund. As of today we have recorded donations of $1,116,346.28 This leave us a balance of $83,653.72

Like you, we looking forward to reaching our goal of 1.2 million and closing out this campaign.

I know that you continue to promote this program during regular meetings and activities. I am asking each of you to again contact your members, inform them just how close we are to fulfilling our obligation to the Military Archdiocese USA in providing the necessary funds to assist in recruiting young men to the Priesthood to serve our deserving men and women in uniform. Maybe you could simply pass the hat or do a 50/50 raffle if this activity is not in your present budget. Any amount will help make the goal.

This is a major concern for our military members. They need Priest's on the battle field.

God bless and again, thank you.

Joel Plante, District Master

4th Degree Sir Knights from throughout the State of New Hampshire, gathered for Cardinal Lacroix and Bishop Libasci on June 26th.

A Statewide Call to Muster had been issued for Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, the Archbishop of Quebec, who was honored with a Mass celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manchester.


Father Mark Dollard recieving the stroke of Knighthood in the 4th Degree of the Order. Father Aggie is in the background along with Deacon Steve.  4th Degree Exemplification was held in Littleton NH on Saturday June 13, 2015.  Fr. Dollard was the Class Honoree.


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