SDWayneGriffinLet me welcome you to the New Hampshire State Council Knights of Columbus website. We are a vibrant state council that was chartered in 1892 that has grown to more than 7,000 members in 15 districts comprised of 67 active councils. Our mission is to serve our church, our community, our families, our country and those in need. This mission reflects 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 programs, charitable programs and activities offered by the NH State Council. It is my 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. Please click on Contact Us above for more information.


Wayne P. Griffin
New Hampshire State Deputy

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Religious Scholarship

Dear Deputy Griffin,

It is with much gratitude I write this letter to request the New Hampshire State Council award your newly established Bishop Matthew F. Brady Scholarship for $1,250 to one of our twelve seminarians, Mr. Joshua Livingston. I am extremely appreciative that you have created an avenue for assisting a seminarian by developing this scholarship and giving us the opportunity of presenting Mr. Livingston to you.

Mr. Joshua Livingston is in his second year of Theology at St. John's Seminary. Mr. Livingston receives excellent grades and outstanding recommendations from seminary staff for continued seminarian development. He is a member of the Parish of the Assumption in Dover, New Hampshire and is currently at his summer pastoral assignment at St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH 03104-6135.

Thank you for considering Mr. Livingston for this scholarship.

Gratefully in Christ

Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert
Director of Vocations and Seminarian Formation

Concert with Marie-Line Morin

Invitation to a Concert with Marie-Line Morin, Soprano

When: June 25th, at 3 pm.ConcertStJohntheBaptist
Where: St.John-the-Baptist Church, Suncook, NH
Why: Celebrate French Canadian Patron Saint, St. John-the-Baptist,

All are invited to BE French Canadians on that day, just as everyone becomes Irish on March 17th.

Marie-Line will be giving her faith journey testimony throughout the Concert, in connection with songs such as: Plaisir d'Amour, I Dreamed a Dream and Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables), Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, etc.

Will benefit a project of implementing a Listening Ministry in the Church.

Free donations will be welcomed.

2017-18 New Hampshire State Council Shirts

    Ed McCann will be ordering the following shirt/s for 2017-2018 per our State Deputy Elect's request. Ed will be taking delivery of these shirt/s in July.  You have plenty of time to send him your check but if you could send it as soon as possible that would be greatly appreciated.

   All shirts will be available by the July Quarterly Meeting.

All Orders MUST be in by June 28th – No Exceptions

Name: ____________  Council #: ____ Email Address: ________________

                                                                    Size:                 Price:             Qty:

Men’s Shirt Ordered: (Pocket)                 ________           ________     ______

 Lady’s Shirt Ordered: (No Pocket)          ________           ________      ______

 Total Amount Due: _______________     Next Order will be for the October Meeting

Make check Payable to:   “New Hampshire State Council”

Please add “Shirts” in the memo section of your check.

Send Check to:     Edward A. McCann,56 Brookside Drive,Merrimack, NH 03054
Tel:   603-424-7185, Cell:  603-493-0383, Email:

Shirts that were chosen are “Granite Gray”


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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2017 State Scholarship Announcement

2017 Scholarship Announcement

The Bishop Matthew F. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund

  1. Four or more $750 Scholarships.
  2. Eligibility:
    1. Wives, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, and dependent great-grandchildren of members in good standing of a Council within the jurisdiction of the State of New Hampshire.
    2. Wives, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, and dependent great-grandchildren of deceased members (in good standing at the time of their death) of a Council within the jurisdiction of the State of New Hampshire.
    3. Members (in good standing) of a Council within the jurisdiction of the State of New Hampshire.
  3. Applications may be obtained from the Scholarship Chairman, the New Hampshire Knights of Columbus Web Site (nhknights.org,) State Officers, District Deputies or Grand Knights.
  4. Application deadline is July 1, 2017.

Request Information or an Application by Mail or Phone

James Hurley
State Scholarship Chairman
112 Old Walpole Road
Keene, NH 03431-4916

Leave the Full Name, Phone Number and Complete Address of the Scholarship Applicant When Requesting Information

Request Information or an Application on the Internet by Email

Retrieve the Entire Application from the New Hampshire Knights of Columbus Web Site

Three Priest Named Monsignor



Installation ceremony to be held April 3 at Saint Joseph Cathedral

(MANCHESTER, NH) The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, announced today that His Holiness Pope Francis has elevated three priests of the Diocese of Manchester to Chaplains of His Holiness: Reverend Monsignor C. Peter Dumont, Reverend Monsignor Maurice D. Lavigne, and Reverend Monsignor Richard B. Thompson.

“I know that these honors are humbly but joyfully received by all,” said Bishop Libasci. “They serve as a sign to our diocese of the Holy Father’s ongoing recognition of those holy priests, three among many, who have been so dedicated in their service to our Lord and His Church here in New Hampshire.”

A special installation ceremony with Vespers will be held on Monday, April 3, at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, with Bishop Libasci presiding.

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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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