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I would first like to thank Fr. Marc Montminy for being our Spiritual Director this past weekend, for the 2017 State Men’s Retreat “The Intoxicating Power of the HolySpiritHoly Spirit”. He recharged our spiritual batteries through the Holy Spirit. Next I want to thank “Chef” John McClure and his assistant chefs (Paul Donovan and Rafael Peschiera who FILLED us with their culinary delights. The highlight of our meals was the Saturday night Surf n’ Turf instituted by our past Assistant Chaplin Fr. Robert Smolley who would say, “And it’s not fish sticks and hot dogs.” The weather was perfect compared to the “cool nights” of two weeks ago at the Family Camporee. Sunday we were graced with a visit of our national symbol a majestic eagle. Lastly a BIG thanks to the 27 men who came ready to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Mark Alfano, Mike Alaimo, Eric Barbasso, Bob Collopy, Dick Collopy, Deacon Mitch Couture, David Croteau, George Demers, Frank Gautreau, George Grant, Bob Guyre, State Secretary Joe Kowalik, Peter Klecan, George Krushauskas, Chip Lukitsch, Richard Manzi, Paul Messier, Jim Mosco, Tom Mosco, Dennis Mullen, myself, Bill Richards, Wayne Richards, Al Righini, Ray Roy, Mike St. Onge, and Brian Stanton).

AfricaSlideshow Presentation on "Faith and Life Under Attack in Africa" being offered to K of C Councils in New Hampshire. This presentation is the result of three missionary trips to East Africa in 2011, 2013 and 2015 by Nick Monroe, a Brother Knight from Council # 4983 in Newport, NH. The 30-35 minute slideshow focuses on how faith and life are under attack in Africa by the agents of secularism and the “Culture of Death”. It further shows how East Africa Charitable Projects Fund (EACPF) is assisting humanitarian and pro-life elements which seek to protect “Culture of Life” values and counter the agenda of the anti-life forces at work in Africa.

The presentation can be scheduled at a place and time convenient to council members between September 1st and November 15th of this year. Interested Councils should contact Nick Monroe at: 603-526-2624 or 603-748-9385, or email:

40DaysforLife

Hello everyone! Great news! There will be three 40 Days for Life campaigns in NH this fall - Manchester, Keene, and Greenland! Mark your calendars: September 27th - November 5th.

This newsletter will switch back to 40 Days for Life Manchester, as well as the Facebook page. Expect a newsletter in early September from the Manchester team to bring you news about their campaign.

importantNoticeWorthy Grand Knights:

IF, and only if, your Council has a relationship with a home association it is imperative that you immediately provide the State Council with a copy of the lease/rental agreement between your Council and the Association. A sample agreement is available upon request in the officers toolbox. Please bring a copy of the most recent (annual) agreement to the quarterly discussion to be held in Lincoln. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jordan Ulery

State Advocate

Brothers:KofC

We are proud of our membership in our Order. We are encouraged to wear our membership pin and even decorate our vehicle with the Emblem of the Order. This is entirely appropriate. The lapel pin and a ring are visible reminders to ourselves and to others we are Catholic Gentlemen.

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During the Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore calls all Knights to be good men filled with the Holy Spirit and faith who recruit for the Church and the Order.

The full text of his homily can be found below. More information about the State Deputites Meeting can be found at www.kofc.org.

We all, at one time or another, violate, or are perceived to violate, any of the voluminous laws that dictate of daily lives‎. Some, like speeding, are minor violations. Some are much more serious.

In all these things, in this State and nation and before our Order; one is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law‎. At the same time we all took an oath not to bring discredit upon the Order. That oath includes living a good Catholic life. Discredit, however, in this day of instant news and ‘headline rule,’ can be merely associating our Order with an unproven, alleged act. Remember also that the "press" is usually not an ally, has a profit motive, and general does not support Mother Church in the same way we do. In general it is not a good idea to speak to the press on current events items without careful reflection. This guidance does not apply to advertising our good works and acts.

Brother Knight:

In a new op-ed, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson asks all people of good will to unite to build a worldwide effort to save historic, indigenous minority communities in Syria and Iraq who are the victims of an ongoing genocide and face extinction.

To read more, click here.

tootsierollThe following are the guidlines for the councils conducting "Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities", formerly Tootsie Roll Drives.  The guidlines cover ordering tootsie rolls and supplies and how to report funds raised by the council.

Worthy District Deputies:
Worthy Grand Knights:
Worthy Financial Secretaries:
 
StateKofCVocations to the priesthood and religious life are very important to the Catholic Church and to our Order.  We need priests to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to teach and lead us on the path to Jesus.  Education costs are extremely highFrMcGivney 002 for the candidates to the priesthood and religious life. The NH State Council wants to assist these men and women with a special calling by providing financial support for their education.
 
The Penny-A-Knight-A-Day (PKD) program was established by the NH State Council at the October 2009 Quarterly Meeting.  This program is voluntary and provides needed dollars to the NH State Council Vocations fund.  This fund is used to support religious vocations to qualified candidates throughout the State of NH.

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    Living Rosary
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