StateDeputy“The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council is aggressively instituting changes, recruitment tools, council training modules, and the “Faith in Action” program. They see the need to reach out differently to attract young members.”2019 2020 State Emblem 200x200

Greetings and welcome to the New Hampshire State Council website of the Knights of Columbus!!!

The New Hampshire State Council is growing! With 17 districts, comprising of 74 councils with over 7,000 members we continue to reach out to support our clergy, parishes, families, & communities. We are actively seeking Catholic men to join us in these opportunities. You are encouraged to review the information available on this website to learn more about what we do. The basic principles of our Order are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

My hope is in your review of this site you will appreciate the many services and charitable programs available throughout our State Council and that you avail yourself of the opportunity to join us in our fraternal activities.

So, on behalf of my Brother Knights and their wives throughout New Hampshire, I bid you a hearty welcome!!!

Please click on e-Membership above for more information about how you can join us today!


Joseph J Kowalik III
New Hampshire State Deputy

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The Knights of Columbus mourns the loss of Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 89 during the night of February 15, 2020. He was the Order’s longest-serving supreme knight, holding the office from 1977 to 2000.

“God has called home a good man and one of the Knights’ great leaders,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Virgil Dechant used to say that his goal was to leave the Knights better than he found it, and in myriad ways, he accomplished that. He leaves a lasting legacy and an excellent example of what it means to be a Knight and a fraternalist. Nowhere is this more true than in his home state of Kansas, which remains in many ways a model jurisdiction.”

GraniteStateThe New Hampshire State Council Knights of Columbus each year seeks out an outstanding citizen of our state who through his/her life and work exemplifies and magnifies the great virtues of leadership, charity, and humanitarianism.

NHCouncilGranite Award Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Concord, NH
March 28, 2020

This fraternal year’s Granite Award Banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Concord,
172 North Main Street, Concord NH 03301, tel.: 603-224-9534 on March 28, 2020.

3rdDegreeEmblemCouncil Number ---- 5112
Council Name/Parish------Arthur J. O’Neil / St/ Lawrence
Degree Location: ----- 1 East Union St. Goffstown, NH

Degree Date: 02-22-2020
2nd Candidate Arrival Time: ----- 9:00-9:40 am (For Second Degree)
Degree Time: ----- 2nd Degree 10:00am (sharp)
3rd Candidate Arrival Time: ----- 11:00-11:40 am (For Third Degree)
Degree Time: ----- 3rd Degree 12:00 Noon (sharp)


In accordance with the Laws of the Order, the State is responsible for all Council, District, or State Council ceremonials conducted within his jurisdiction (State, Province, or Territory).

FreeThrowMsgr. Joseph M. Donahue Council 12988 will be hosting the 2020 New Hampshire State Free Throw Championship on Saturday, March 14, 2020 beginning at 12:00 PM.  The event will take place in the Activity Center located at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

Important State Events

Upcoming Events
Mon Feb 17 @ 7:00PM -
1st Degree - Bedford
Fri Feb 21 @ 7:30AM -
1st Degree - Hudson
Sat Feb 22 @10:00AM -
2nd & 3rd Degree Goffstown
Wed Feb 26 @12:00AM
Ash Wednesday
Tue Mar 03 @ 6:00PM -
1st Degree - Rochester
Sat Mar 07 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Board Meeting
Fri Mar 13 @ 7:30AM -
1st Degree - Hudson
Fri Mar 13 @ 7:30AM -
1st Degree - Manchester
Sat Mar 14 @12:00PM -
State Basketball Free Throw
Mon Mar 16 @ 7:00PM -
1st Degree - Bedford
Sat Mar 21 @12:00AM
2nd & 3rd Degree - Rochester
Sun Mar 22 @12:00AM
Pro Life Seminar - Cathedral Manchester
Sat Mar 28 @ 5:30PM -
Granite Award Banquet
Sat Apr 04 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Board Meeting
Sun Apr 05 @12:00AM
Palm Sunday
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