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.

Glenn P. Camley
New Hampshire State Deputy

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Save the Storks Mobile Medical Unit

save the storks logoA Save the Storks mobile medical unit (MMU) will be hitting the streets of Concord NH on Friday, August 18th. The "Save the Stork" MMU will be parked Christ the King Parish in Concord from 12:00 to 2:00pm.

64% to 84% of post-abortive women later said they felt abortion was their only option. The Stork MMU provides real choices by offering ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and community resources to women exploring their pregnancy options. By partnering with local pregnancy centers, Save the Storks can connect women to the help they need, where they need it.

4 out of 5 women who board a Stork MMU, see the ultrasound, and hear the heartbeat of their baby, choose life.

About Save the Storks
Save the Storks exists to revolutionize the meaning of pro-life by empowering and supporting Pregnancy Centers through creative solutions. To learn more about the organization or to find out how you can partner with them, please visit www.savethestorks.com.

Business and Installation of Officers


NH Knights of Columbus

Business and Installation of Officers

Save the Date: 08-19-17

12:00 Noon  PSD Annual Meeting
                                 (All PSD’s are welcome)

2:00pm        State Convention Re-cap Meeting
(All E-Board Members are Welcome)

4:00pm        Mass and Installation of Officers
Please arrive between 3:00 - 3:30pm
(All State Officers, DD’s and Directors are Welcome)
All wives are invited to attend.

Location:PSD Bill McCarthy’s House
                  5 Scenic Drive, Derry, NH

Either email Bill or call Bill on what you might be bringing. Suggestions are Desserts and Food Items.
Our Host will provide all Meat etc for the Grill.
This is a BYOB event.




State Retreat

My Brother Knights,HolySpirit

I am pleased to announce the return of the Knights of Columbus State of NH Annual Men’s Retreat September 15 – 17 at Camp Bernadette, Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro, NH. Fr. Mark Montminy has graciously accepted the invitation to be the Spiritual Leader for the weekend. Those of us who know Fr. Mark know that the weekend will be filled with many pearls of spiritual wisdom. We welcome back Chef John McClure as our culinary provider. On Saturday night John will be preparing our traditional Surf n’ Turf dinner instituted by Fr. Smolley who would say, “and this isn’t hot dogs and fish sticks”. So join us in September for a weekend of fellowship, spirituality and laughter as we experience the intoxicating power of the Holy Spirit. Remember to invite a non-member Knight as this will be an excellent opportunity for him to experience “These Men We Call Knights”.

Vivat Jesus.
God Bless,
Jim Preisendorfer, FDD, PFN, PGK

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2nd & 3rd Degree Exemplification Lebanon

KofCState Deputy Glenn Camley is pleased to present an exemplification of the Formation Degree and Knighthood Degree of the Order, sponsored by District 12 and Council 2656.

Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Where: Sacred Heart Church, 2 Hough St, Lebanon, NH 03766

Formation (2nd) Degree Details: Registration for the 2nd Degree begins at 9:00am. Candidates staying for the 3rd degree may also register at this time as well. Candidates for the Second Degree must be registered and in the antechamber by 9:30am. The 2nd Degree will begin promptly at 10am. Each candidate must present his valid First Degree travel card. Sponsor Councils are required to provide a signed Second Degree travel card for distribution during the ceremonial. Proper attire for the ceremonial is jacket and tie for both candidates and spectators. Kindly pre-register all candidates with District Deputy #12 Frank Gesek (603)-448-6149 or via email

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56th NH Knights of Columbus State Ball

The Bishop Matthew F. Brady Scholarship Awards Black Tie {Social Baldric}

 ScholarshipCap  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 2017 Dance 

Social starting at 6:00pm
Dignitaries being presented at 6:45pm
Banquet beginning at 7:00pm

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
189 North Main Street, Rochester, NH Hosted by Council 2048

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Bishop Libasci Receives the 2017 Granite Award

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

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

NHSC Catholic Education Initiative

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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New Hampshire Safe Haven Program

Brother Knights:BabyFeet

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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