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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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Fall Quarterly Meeting Notice
Sunday, October 15, 2017

About the Meeting: I am pleased to announce the 2017 Fall Quarterly Meeting, to be held on Sunday, October 15,

2017 being hosted by Knights of Columbus, Belmont Council #10943. Meeting location St. Joseph Parish Hall, 96 Main Street Belmont, NH 03220.

Lunch will be offered by the host Council #10943. The cost of the meal is $8.00 per person for an incredible complete lasagna meal, choice of meat or vegetarian, tossed salad, rolls, coffee, soda, water, and homemade apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Please contact Grand Knight, Robert Chapman at 1(603) 630-0874, or by e-mail at to make your meal reservation. RESERVATIONS CAN BE CALLED IN OR E-MAILED TO BOB UP AND UNTIL OCTOBER 9TH. Lunch will be served from 12:00 noon to 12:45pm. To insure proper food quantities, an advance head count is requested. All planning to attend the meal must notify the council. There will also be Mass at 09:30am at St. Joseph. Meeting: 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Attire: jacket, tie and jewel of office.

State Deputy Glenn Camley is pleased to present an exemplification of the Formation Degree and Knighthood Degree of the Order, sponsored by District 6 and Council 5260.3rdDegreeEmblem

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Where: Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St, Manchester, NH 03103

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.

Brother Knights and Facebook page fans,NormLessard

It is with great sadness, that we report the passing of Brother Knight, Norman H. Lessard, FDD on Sunday, September 3, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Norman is a Past Grand Knight, having served in numerous positions on his Council level.

He served as a successful District Deputy, having been appointed to serve on the New Hampshire State Council level, and as a State Director and Chairman, under numerous State Deputies. He published a successful State Council newsletter, bringing the word of the New Hampshire Knights, to thousands of Catholic men, over the years.

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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