State Deputy's Message - Week of March 1, 2021

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McGivney 2020 Beatification Rosary:

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On October 30th , 2020, on the eve of the Beatification of Father Michael McGivney, the NH State Council started a McGivney 2020 Rosary Program toward the cause for sainthood for Blessed Michael McGivney hosted by the State Officers. Our goal to pray 2,020 rosaries by Founder’s Day, March 29, 2021, has been achieved, however, we are still accepting rosary submissions toward this worthy cause. After the March 4, 2021 rosary this week, we will be announcing the schedule for a new event: Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour. You can learn more about the Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour and find additional resources here.

122nd NH State Convention - Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

North Conway, NH

NEW DATES May 21 - May 23, 2021

The NH State Website has convention registration information with the new dates and deadlines.

Included on the website is the commercial ad information. Councils can promote local businesses to place ads or business info into our state program book. Council’s will be reimbursed 20% of the total commercial ads placed (IE: $500 of submitted commercial ads, council will receive $100.00).

Hotel Reservation questions: Contact Joseph Kowalik at jjkowalik3 [AT] comcast [DOT] net.

Meal Packet questions: Contact Edward McCann at emccann777 [AT] comcast [DOT] net


Wear masks, get vaccinated, protect yourself, and others. God Bless!

Vivat Jesus!

State Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III

Red Jacket Resort122nd New Hampshire State Convention
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

North Conway, NH

May 21 - May 23, 2021

The Knights of Columbus, and those of us in the New Hampshire Jurisdiction have made every effort to provide some sense of normalcy without sacrificing individual safety. We have continued to plan for activities and events within the current restrictions, in hopes of improving conditions. When needed we have not hesitated to pull the plug, as was the case with the Granite Award Banquet scheduled two week-ends ago. This have been a time of ongoing adjustments circumventing the issues affecting everyone since COVID-19. Everyone has their personal comfort level, and we respect each and everyone’s personal decisions.

Brother Knights,4thDegree

Your District Master, Sir Knight Glenn Camley, PSD, is offering up another Fourth Degree in the month of April. This degree will be on the 17th of April. Please see the attached information made available to all that wish to take this degree. 

This will be in honor of our very first District Master for New Hampshire. It is suggested for all qualified Third Degree Knights to take advantage of this degree not knowing where we will be in June of this year.

In order to ensure certificates and programs are correct, we ask that in order to ensure certificates and programs are correct, we ask that a completed form 4 and all funds be received no later than APRIL 10, 2021

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 BirthrightBannerWorthy brothers: 

This year’s gift card drive for the 18 pregnancy care centers in New Hampshire was a success.  The cards are being sent to the agencies this week.

Total collected was $9500.00.   A few councils made donations/services directly to a specific agency earlier.  That brings the total donations to very near $11600.00.

I want to thank sincerely the following councils for their participation in this effort.

The deadline for submission of a Resolution is the Ides of March (March 15th).    Please send them to the State Deputy and copy to me.  Thank you.

Jordan Ulery
State Advocate
Evangelize our Faith, Share our Order

RosaryThe State Council is asking councils and individual Knights to pray 2,020 rosaries by Founder’s Day, Monday, March 29.  Councils why not have a Rosary Prayer Night at your parish live or on ZOOM. Please use the following link: and click on the “Blessed Michael McGivney” to report your rosaries.

You can also join us monthly on Zoom for our Statewide Rosary. The next Rosary will be March 4th at 7:00 pm. Register now for our Statewide Rosary.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Vivat Jesus and God Bless,
Jim Preisendorfer, NH State Council Faith Director

Worthy Council Raffle Ticket Chairmen,

I thank you and your Councils for your support of and hard work for the 2020 Charity Raffle under difficult circumstances. I greatly appreciate the innovativeness of some Councils in their sale of Raffle Tickets. 2021 looks to be another challenging year. I will have Raffle Tickets by the end of this week (2/6) for distribution to Councils. Feel free to e-mail me at kskomisarek [AT] comcast [DOT] net or call me at (603) 625-2134 to arrange pick-up, either at my work-at-home residence (1305 Hall Street, Manchester, NH) or somewhere between there and your Council location. The 2021 State Charity Raffle Funds Distribution Form will also be available by the end of this week.

Vivat Jesus!

Ken Komisarek, PGK, FDD, NH State Raffle Chairman

My Brother Knights, this a story of a young boy from Thailand, Pornchai (Max)Moontri and his journey from being a young abandoned 2 year old child in Thailand, age 11 brought to Bangor, ME speaking no English only to be sexually abused by his stepfather (34 years later found guilty of 40 counts of sexual abuse to Max), running away from home at 14, living on the streets of Bangor, 18 years old in maximum security (a real Hell hole) in the Maine State Prison, his time in the NH State Prison for Men,  to his return to Thailand after 28 years in prison.

I first met Max and his bunk mate the falsely imprisoned Fr. Gordan McRae 10 years ago as they sat at my table as participants in a Thirty Days to Morning Glory (Hearts of Fire) retreat in the chapel behind the stone walls of the men’s prison in Concord, NH.  They would become two of my best friends behind those walls.

Bishop Peter Libasci invites you to join with Men of St. Joseph from all over New Hampshire on Saturday, March 20, for a “LiveStream” Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.  Simply go to - - and click the “Livestream” button to be connected to our event.  Holy Rosary will begin at 7:30am.  At 8:00am Bishop Libasci will celebrate Mass and will be our homilist.

While we cannot be together this year to share breakfast, fellowship, and our always excellent keynote speakers, let us pray that next year will bring us all back together to celebrate in person the Feast of our Patron.  And as always, we pray that St. Joseph will grant each of us the heart of a father and the soul of a warrior.

On behalf of Bishop Peter Libasci and Very Reverend Jason Jalbert, I hope you will be able to join us.  I remain your brother in Christ.

Bill Donroe
Men of St. Joseph
St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Londonderry

All submissions for the weekly briefing must be submitted to weeklyupdates [AT] nhknight [DOT] org and received by no later than the 3:00 pm deadline on Sunday in order to be considered for each Monday’s issue.  See additional information below for submitting articles and Prayer Requests.

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Upcoming Events
Sat Mar 06 @ 5:30PM - 09:00PM
Granite Award Banquet-Cancelled
Fri Mar 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Directors Online Meeting
Sat Mar 13 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Executive Board Meeting
Fri Mar 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity
Mon Mar 29 @ 8:00AM -
Founder's Day
Fri Apr 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
District Deputy Online Meeting
Sat Apr 10 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Executive Board Meeting
Fri Apr 16 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
State Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity
Sat Apr 17 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Virtual 4th Degree Exemplification
Fri Apr 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Financial Secretary Online Meeting