Weekly Updates

2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200Welcome to the new Weekly Update page.  This page includes the information that are included in the Weekly Newsbrief.

  • Articles that are to be included in the Weekly Updates and Weekly Newsbriefs are to be sent to the the Weekly Update Email (weeklyupdates [AT] nhknight [DOT] org). 
  • Prayer Requests are submitted using the Prayer Request Submission (Registered Users)
  • 1st Degree dates will be listed in the Upcoming Events for the State Council Calendar.  Councils are to submit their scheduled 1st Degrees using the Degree Submission Form.
  • 2nd Degree Dates will be listed in the Upcoming Event for the State Council Calendar.  Schedule 2nd Degrees are to be submitted using the 2nd Degree Submission Form

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Knights and Brothers, 2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200

This Veterans Day we remember those that have gone before us, sacrificing for our country. When you meet and thank veterans, try to take a moment to really talk to them, it will be rewarding to both of you.

New Hampshire State Council – Recruitment Incentive (July 1st through Dec 31st) (8 weeks left).

DD ## Leaders Cl ## Location Mbers Quota Gain Loss Net %
DD 17 Top Five 17321 Tilton 20 4 10 0 10 250.0%
DD 15 4875 Manchester 87 4 6 0 6 150.0%
DD 2 17141 Meredith 39 4 5 0 5 125.0%
DD 10 13095 Hillsborough 59 4 4 0 4 100.0%
DD 9 2048 Rochester 149 10 4 0 4 40.0%
DD 8 In the Hunt 7572 Windham 118 8 3 0 3 37.0%
DD 11 2179 Exeter 162 11 3 1 2 18.2%
DD 10 1820 Claremont 107 7 2 0 2 28.6%

Top five ($150, $100, $75, $50, $25) respectively toward your council continued growth.

District Deputy Reporting

District Deputies are available to assist you with issues that come up in your councils. They also need your assistance when they need to report information back to the State & Supreme Councils. Two things you can help them with this month.

  • What are the dates of your council’s two membership drives, this fraternal year?
  • How does your council do 1st Degrees for your new incoming members?

Thank you.

Moving forward with council growth, embracing opportunities. Vivat Jesus!!!


State Deputy Joseph J Kowalik III

It has come to my attention that the following Councils are registered as charities with the Attorney General (Charitable Trusts Unit).  The Knights of Columbus is NOT a charity, we do charitable works!  We are a Fraternal Benefit Association.  We are a 501(c)8, not a 501(c)3!

The following Councils are registered with the AG.  In order to be registered with the AG they must also be registered with the Secretary of State.  NO COUNCIL, ASSEMBLY, or CIRCLE is to be registered with the State of New Hampshire in any manner whatsoever.  A Council Advocate may insist that is what must be done, they are wrong.  Continued registration with the State endangers the Council’s viability within the Order, threatens the Order and subjects the Council to the control of the State.  If a Council wishes to engage in gaming, then set-up a separate entity (like a home association in structure). 

LifeWorthy Brother: This the second installment of guidelines to achieving success in Life Programming:     MASS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

Here are the guidelines provided by Supreme. Remember you can tweak them to fit your council and parish

HolyFamilyFamliy of the Month/Year is a program asked by Supreme to be considered as a program for your Council. Further to that, it is a great tool to show the fundamental building block of a healthy society, the Family Unit, as something to be praised and complimented. How can we ignore that as Knights; the center goal of Venerable Fr. McGivney was in protection of the family! He KNEW how God cherishes this gift to Man!


Worthy Grand Knights,

Hopefully, your State Deputy has made you aware of this new proven, easier and softer approach to recruiting new men into the Order. It is called the Delta Church Drive Program. We started this program in certain jurisdictions last year and we have seen great results.

You are cordially invited to attend Delta Church Drive Training on Thursday, October 30, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. This will be a GoToMeeting format. So there is no travel involved. Find out about this new way to recruit members form the comfort of your home. The sessions will last approx. 60 minutes

As a reminder each and every Council and Assembly must have an EIN despite the fact no Council employees anyone.

As a follow on to that annually a form 990 MUST be filed with the IRS. That is not optional, it is essential.

To benefit vocation and vocations related programming throughout the Diocese of ManchesterRosary

Specail Guest Speaker Rev. Jeffrey Paveglio, KHS

When: Saturday, December 28th
Where: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Machester NH
Deadline to register: December 21st.

3rdDegreeEmblemNH Knights of Columbus Announcement Exemplification of the 2nd & 3rd Degree of our Order

Council Number ---- 17027

Council Name/Parish ----- St. Stanislaus -

Degree Location: ----- Mercy Hall, St. Thomas More College 90 Concord St. Nashua

Degree Date:  12-14-2019


Our Annual Birthright Dinner will be here before you know it. We need to work as a team to ensure that our support of the N.H. pregnancy care centers is very successful!

The Laundry Basket Drive is an integral part of this event.  Help us collect baby items for local pregnancy centers across the state.

Roses for LifeThe Knights of Columbus of several Catholic parishes of Southern NH are once again joining together on the anniversary of legalized abortion to sponsor a day of fasting and prayer for the Culture of Life. The type of fast can be selected by each individual, on your own, but it is suggested to abstain from solid food for 24 hours starting 7:00pm, Monday evening, Jan 20, 2020. The fasting period for the sins of our nation includes 24 hours of Rosary, ending with Benediction at St. Mark’s Church, Londonderry, 7:00pm Tuesday evening Jan 21. Refreshments will be available after the service.

Upcoming Events
Sat Nov 16 @11:00AM -
4th Degree Exemplification
Mon Nov 18 @ 7:00PM -
1st Degree - Bedford
Fri Nov 22 @12:00AM
State Deputy Mid Year Mtg
Sat Nov 23 @12:00AM
State Deputy Mid Year Mtg
Sun Nov 24 @12:00AM
State Deputy Mid Year Mtg
Tue Dec 03 @ 6:00PM -
1st Degree - Rochester
Sat Dec 07 @ 8:00AM - 03:45PM
District Deputy Mid Year Mtg
Fri Dec 13 @ 7:30AM -
1st Degree - Hudson
Sat Dec 14 @10:00AM -
2nd & 3rd Degree - Nashua
Mon Dec 16 @ 7:00PM -
1st Degree - Bedford