Council #112 Concord, New Hampshire 

Council #112 Concord, New Hampshire

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CONCORD COUNCIL #112 MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), all Council #112 meetings and activities have been suspended at least until the June timeframe. Based off of the health of the State of New Hampshire, and the United States as a whole, Grand Knight, Matt Poulin, has made the decision to postpone all scheduled events for the months of March, April and May, with the idea that we will be hard at work in the months afterwards, in our outreach throughout the Capital City of Concord.

Grand Knight, Poulin wishes everyone the best of health, knowing that there is nothing more important right now than staying safe, and keeping in mind the best practices in the protection of you and your families.

Please stay tuned to updates here, as well as on our Facebook page and through our direct communications through our e-mail group.

In the meantime, if you know of any Catholic men, age 18 year or older, who would benefit from the good works of the Order, and who the Order could benefit from in our community outreach ... offer them the best opportunity there is ... membership within the Knights of Columbus. Direct them to www.kofc.org/joinus or to the mobile app. linked directly to our Concord Council #112.

The best to you and yours in the coming days ahead.

COUNCIL #112 MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL MAY 2020

CareNet PREGNANCY CENTER BENEFIT POSTPONED

Stay tuned for further updates, as well as a rescheduled date to be determined

Welcome:


Now that the Brother Knights of Concord Council #112 have chosen to sell our Council Home, we have been meeting at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 180 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03301

Council Information


Since 1957, Council 112's hall has been located in a former Lutheran church at the intersections of Bradley and Penacook Streets in Concord, New Hampshire. It was purchased by PGK Thomas M. Degnan, with the support of the membership.


The Grand Knight for the 2019-2020 Fraternal year is Matthew Poulin.

We hold Council meetings at: 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 180 Loudon Road  Concord, NH  03301


Council Meetings


Officer meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00PM. Business meetings are held at IHM on the second Monday at 7:00 PM. A dinner / social is periodically hosted, with socializing at 5:30PM and dinner being served at 6:00 PM


About Our Council


Council  #112 traces its origins back to March 17, 1895 when a group of thirty-nine Catholic men from both St. John the Evangelist and Sacred Heart parishes were granted a charter by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Dennis Donovan served for two years as the first Grand Knight. The Council worked closely in support of four Church's in Concord: Immaculate Heart of Mary on Loudon Road, as well as St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter's and Sacred Heart. Since the Catholic Church has gone through many changes within the State of New Hampshire, the Diocese of Manchester has closed Sacred Heart and St. Peter's Church's, and the two remaining, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. John's (now Christ The King) are the last two remaining Catholic Church's in Concord, that Council #112 supports, in addition to the Carmelite Monastery on Pleasant Street. Council 112 provides funds for various projects such as memorials, CCD programs, scholarships for local students, tournaments, communion breakfasts, Special Olympics, cancer research, Operation Santa Claus, and visiting hospital patients. Members are active participants in their respective parishes as organists, cantors, lectors, ushers, teachers, and Eucharistic Ministers.


The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization, with more than 1.7 million members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and the Philippines and Poland. Last year, the Knights donated more than $139 million and over 64 million hours of volunteer time to charity.

If you haven't joined us at a Business Meeting in several months or several years,

we want you back !!!!

You Are Invited:


Your Grand Knight, Matthew Poulin, invites you to come to our council business meetings, and participate in the discussions of and decisions made on events and activities in which the council is involved.


As a member in good standing (in possession of a 2019 member card), you are always welcome. The meeting will begin at 7 PM and will be completed at or very near 8 PM. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

Council Elections Held for the 2020 - 2021 Fraternal Year

During the May 11th Councl meeting held via online meeting program, ZOOM the following individuals made final declaration for and were elected for the following positions for the 2020-2021 Fraternal year. One position of Council Deputy Grand Knight remains open, to which any 3rd Degree Brother Knight may announce his desire to hold the position of. That opportunity will be discussed at the next and further Council meetings, as needed.

Congratulations to the below Brother Knights, who will be leading your Council forward in the new fraternal year.

Grand Knight: Matt Poulin, GK
Deputy Grand Knight: OPEN
Treasurer: Bob Jones
Advocate: David Dale, PGK
Recorder: Chuck McGee, IPGK
Warden: Keith Thibeault, Sr, FDD
Trustee 1st Year: Paul Messier
Trustee 2nd Year: Dick Nadeau, FDD
Trustee 3rd Year: Don Gagne, Sr.
Inside Guard: Frank Vinciquerra
Outside Guard: Peter Conteh
Chancellor: Jim Preisendorfer, DD

Membership Dues 2nd Notice:

2nd notices have gone out to Brother Knights of our Council, who have not followed through with payment of their dues as of yet.

Financial Secretary, Michael Panebianco asks that all of our Brother Knights finalize their payments, to assist with best record keeping of the Council, and that we may maintain our active volunteers and Brothers of our honored Order.

If there are any questions, or if a hardship has arisen, please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of our Council Officers. Our Grand Knight, Matt Poulin (matthew (dot) poulin (at) comast (dot) net or or Council Financial Secretary, Michael Panebianco (mpanebianco (at) mac (dot) com are just two of the many who would be happy to hear from you.

We look forward to our future successes within the community, together.

God Bless!

Crèche Demo Date Set:

During the Council Officers meeting held via ZOOM on April 20th, a tentative date for demolition of Council #112's historic crèche, had been set.

The crèche, which has sustained damage over the many years of service, is in bad repair and will be demolished and replaced in time for the Christmas 2020 season.

The date that has been set, is Saturday, June 6, 2020, and will be conducted  at 8:00AM

Please stay tuned for further updates to this all important gathering, as changes on this work day may need to be adjusted due to the ongoing coronavirus.

Concord Council #112 Celebrates 125th Anniversary on March 17th

Concord Council #112 celebrated its Anniversary on May 17th, after 125 years of service to the Capital City of Concord, New Hampshire.


Our Council, which was founded in 1895, was first formed through the collaboration of two area Catholic Church's. The Church's, St. John the Evangelist and Sacred Heart, are now part of a combined community, on the campus of St. John School, and the now Christ the King Parish.


Over the years, the Council would encompass what was St. Peter Parish and Immaculate Heart of Mary, as well as serving the Carmelite Monastery, also in Concord.

Council Brother Knight, McGee Prints Saint Corona Prayer Card

Immediate Past Grand Knight, Chuck McGee, had the privilege of printing Saint Corona Prayer Cards.

The namesake of the prayer cards, ironically, comes during a time that the nation and beyond, is gripped by the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

St. Corona, the "patron saint of treasure hunters", has most recently been touted as the "patron saint of pandemics and plagues", throughout the internet, and scholars suggest that if the correlation continues between the coronavirus and her namesake, that she may further go forth in that manner, if the patronage sticks.

Guard, Vincequerra Receives Gift at Council Meeting:

Council #112 Guard, Frank Vincequerra, received a gift from his Brother Knights, at a recent monthly meeting.

Frank, a long standing Brother Knight, as well as a long serving Guard for Council #112, has been an active part of the Council's success each year, with its Annual Tootsie Roll Program, collecting donations at various area Grocery Stores throughout the Capital City of Concord.

Frank, has also been a successful participant in the New Hampshire Special Olympics, having been recognized over the years for athleticism and support of the Program throughout the State. Council #112 has always been a big supporter of Frank, as well as the Special Olympics Program statewide and nationally.

Frank had wanted a new Knights of Columbus Baseball cap, and his Brother's presented him with one. Many thanks to Brother Frank Vincequerra for his continued success and support as a Brother Knight of Columbus.

OF NOTE:

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New Hampshire State Council Scholarship Applications:










The Knights of Columbus, New Hampshire State Council is offering College Scholarships to those who will be entering a College program in the future Fall School year


There are annual scholarships in the amount of ($750), awarded by the  New Hampshire State Council for eligible students.


For those of who are interested in finding out more, information can be found by contacting the State Deputy, Joseph J. Kowalik, III

Joseph J. Kowalik, III
State Deputy
157 Hackett Hill Road

Hooksett, NH 03106

1(603)485-2082

jjkowalik3@comcast.net