State Deputy Messages

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The Boston Celtics has started their new basketball season. Our second half season has started. Don’t get boxed out! To attend the Virtual State Winter Quarterly Meeting you need to register!

Saturday, January 30th, Online State Winter Quarterly Meeting, @ 8:00 am – Noon

Our State Council Winter Quarterly Meeting will need to be a virtual webinar. We will be covering updated information, to help us all moving forward and staying positive. - Anyone can attend; however, it is important that all District Deputies, Grand Knights, and Council Delegates attend.

Register now!

Worthy Brother Knights,

The Boston Celtics has started their new basketball season. Our second half season has started. Don’t get boxed out! To attend the Virtual State Winter Quarterly Meeting you need to register!2020 2021 State Emblem

Saturday, January 30th, Online State Winter Quarterly Meeting, @ 8:00 am – Noon

Our State Council Winter Quarterly Meeting will need to be a virtual webinar. We will be covering updated information, to help us all moving forward and staying positive. - Anyone can attend; however, it is important that all District Deputies, Grand Knights, and Council Delegates attend.

Register now! 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!  January will be a busy month. As a function of your State Council, certain activities, regardless of restrictions, need to occur. It is preferred these functions happen in person, but if not, they still need to be done. The Executive Board is scrutinizing the second half of the fraternal year looking forward and moving forward. 

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Last January rumors began regarding a virus coming out of China. By March, COVID-19 was well known and has disrupted much of the way of life as was so routinely accepted. As the year progressed, as adjustments were made, as we all had to carefully adapt to changes to the ways we interact with each other, the new normal settled in. 

Many of you have successfully supported your church and parish in provided the assistance needed to your priests and our bishop. Many have donated to support our seminarian programs. 

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Worthy Brothers, on Sunday the 20th, we lit the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath, in anticipation of the birth of Jesus. Take time this week to safely prepare for your personal and family plans to celebrate Christmas.  

State Deputy Christmas Message

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Worthy Brothers, on Sunday the 13th, we lit the pink candle on the Advent Wreath, and in anticipation, we shift our hopeful reflection from “the Lord is coming” to “the Lord is near.”

Seminarian Gift Card Collection

On Saturday December 5th, Ed McCann attended the District Deputy Mid-Year Mtg in Concord to collect the Seminarian Gift Cards. Unfortunately, with the Nor’easter, some DD’s were unable to attend. Please check with your DD. Questions on delivery of gift cards should be directed to XS Ed McCann at emccann777 [AT] comcast [DOT] net or 603 493-0283.

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Worthy Brother Knights, Sunday, December 06, 2020 was the second Sunday of Advent. Many are recovering from Saturday’s storm. I just got power back Sunday evening.

2020-2021 District Deputy Mid-Year Organizational Meeting.

Saturday, we hosted the District Deputy Meeting to go over the progress from the first half of the year and discuss plans moving forward into the second half through June 2021. The District Deputies will be reaching out to Grand Knights to relay these objectives, some that require immediate attention, so take heed, to incorporate these changes. Our Supreme Guest Jose Jimenez VP, Hispanic & Ethnic Development shared pertinent insights and guidance, and felt New Hampshire can accomplish great things, both in Membership Growth and local programming. Amongst others, here are three items of great importance.

Advent 2020

Worthy Brother Knights, Sunday, November 29, 2020 is the first Sunday of Advent.2020 2021 State Emblem

On Sunday, Father Ryan Amazeen asked the question “How do you invite a guest into your home? You would make yourself nice, tidy up your house, in other words, prepare for their arrival. Advent is a time to renew your longing for his second coming. Just as we prepare for the house guest, we must prepare and be watchful and alert for Christ’s return.”

Many families start the season by lighting the first violet candle on their Advent Wreath. Included here is the 2020 Advent Calendar from the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops you can download for your advent journey. Please feel free to download and share.

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Midyear Organizational Meeting of State Deputies2020 2021 State Emblem

This past week, with 75 Jurisdictions across the globe, the Supreme Council held the Midyear Organizational Meeting of State Deputies virtually. At the half-way point of the fraternal year, in their addresses Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori provided motivation and inspiration moving into 2021 and beyond. The district deputies will be gathering for their DD Mid-Year Organizational Meeting on December 04-05, 2020 and will be sharing this information with their councils.

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MCGIVNEY 2020 – And the Next Chapter Begins…

Blessed Michael J. McGivney, our Founder, was Beatified October 31, 2020. Be part of this new chapter and his legacy by becoming a Knight of Columbus today!

FREE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP*

For new online membership applications submitted the entire month of November. Visit kofc.org/joinus and enter code MCGIVNEY2020 for 12 months of free online membership.  
*Online Membership only. Annual dues of $30 will apply on your Membership Anniversary.

Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11, 20202020 2021 State Emblem

Veterans Day will be celebrated a little different this year. New Hampshire councils and assemblies all have members that have proudly served our country. Regardless of how each person commemorates this year, it is to recognize all the men and women in uniform that stepped up to support our nation.  We thank all our veterans, and may God bless them all for their contributions to the safety of our nation.

ALL COUNCIL SEMINARS DATES CANCELLED!

Council Seminars – “Leading Your Councils to Success” – with RGD Ken Latham

Nov. 13th @ 6:30 pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, 35 Chestnut Street, Dover NH 03820

Nov. 14th @ 10:00 am, St. Joseph’s Church, Lower Hall, 25 Church St., Lincoln NH 03251

Nov. 14th @ 1:30 pm, St. Joseph’s Church, 30 Church St., Laconia NH 03246

Blessed Michael McGivney Beatification Rosary Program2020 2021 State Emblem

Although festivities this past week-end have concluded, Supreme plans for ongoing Blessed Michael McGivney events throughout the FY 2020-2021. For the NH State Council’s first program, we are asking councils and individual members to host beatification rosaries to honor Blessed Michael McGivney under the banner of MCGIVNEY 2020. We want to achieve 2,020 rosaries prayed, beatifying the cause for Sainthood. Statewide, can we reach 2,020 rosaries by March 29, 2021, Founder Day? Yes, we can!  Blessed Michael McGivney Beatification Rosary submission form.

On Friday, October 30th a Statewide Online Beatification Rosary was hosted through a NH State Council webinar with 21 participants praying for Father Michael McGivney. We will be posting the status of our statewide progress on the state website under the Beatification Banner at:   http://nhknight.org/index.php/en/

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Father Michael McGivney Beatification Mass and Week-end Events

Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - Statewide Online Beatification Rosary

This Friday, the New Hampshire State Council is kicking off the beatification of Father Michael McGivney with a 6:00 pm Statewide Online Rosary. This is the first of many celebration ideas and events throughout the Fraternal Year. To register for the Beatification Rosary on Oct. 30th go to:

http://nhknight.org/index.php/en/home/fr-mcgivney-beatification   OR

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4916958135659090444

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Passing of Bishop Odore Gendron, Seventh Bishop of Manchester, October 16, 2020

On October 16, 2020, Bishop Emeritus Odore J. Gendron, Seventh Bishop of Manchester, was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord after having received the prayerful support and consolation of the Sacraments. At 99 years old, and having just entered his 100th year last month, Bishop Gendron was the oldest bishop in the United States. Bishop Gendron will lie in repose in the cathedral until 6:00 p.m., concluding with the Mass of Jesus Christ, High Priest. The faithful are welcome to pay their respects and attend the Wednesday evening Mass following COVID precautions. All funeral services will be available via livestream at www.stjosephcathedralnh.org. More details online.

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State Deputy Message – Weekly Briefing October 12th Columbus Day     

 ColumbusDayPicThis 1846 painting by John Vanderlyn depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach in the West Indies after arriving on his flagship Santa Maria Oct. 12, 1492. The work was commissioned by the U.S. Congress and installed in the Capitol Rotunda in 1847. 

EWTN: Courage And Conviction: the True Story of Christopher Columbus

Airing tonight at 6:30 pm. Check your local listings.

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State Deputy Message – Weekly Briefing October 5th         

 GRAND KNIGHTS - October 2020 – Time for Council Action Planning:

Grand Knights prepare for your District Deputy the information requested below.

a) Council Delegates contact info: Name, email, & phone number. (Quarterly Mtg/State Convention)

b) What is your council doing to help your parish priest(s)? (Leave No Neighbor Behind)

c) How are you promoting the Fraternal Benefits Seminar? (goal toward Founders Award)

d) Recruitment Drive Dates: Delta Church Drive or equivalent. (goal toward McGivney Award)

e) Council Degree Team (Y/N): None where? (local council, State team, Supreme online team)

 f) Programs: Oct 12th Columbus Day activities? Oct 31st McGivney Beatification activities?

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