Date Event Location
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2016    
December 10th Couples Knights of Columbus Retreat @ National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette Attleboro Attleboro
December 12th State Board Meeting (Night Changed) Norwood
December 17th Wreaths Across America @ Bourne & Agawam Cemeteries at Noon

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Bourne & Agawam
2017

 

 
 
January 8th Fourth Degree Exemplification  Chicopee
February 7th Western Regional Meeting with State Advocate Michael Lesperance @ Ware Council, 126 West Main (Rte 9), Ware 7pm Districts 1-9 Ware
February 8th Central Regional Meeting with State Secretary Robert Morrison-- Gathering Room of St. Mary's Church 114 Princeton Street in Jefferson (Holden) beginning at 7:00  Districts 10-21 & 53 Jefferson (Holden)
February 9th Boston Regional Meeting with Past State Deputy Russell Steinbach @ 7pm at St. Marks VFW Post 69 Bailey St. Dorchester  Districts 32-42 & 56 Dorchester
February 12th Fall River Culture of Life Mass @ 10 AM with Bishop DeCunha Fall River
February 12th DD Ed & Lorna Hebert's Friendship Dinner TBD
February 15th South Regional Meeting with State Treasurer Paul Flanagan Districts 43-52 & 55 TBD
February 16th

North Regional Meeting with State Warden Rob Morrison @ 7 PM Tewksbury Council #4336.   Districts 22-32 & 54

Tewksbury
February 25th DD Paul Walsh & Mary Friendship Dinner from 6:00 p.m. thru 10 p.m. @ Rockland Knights of Columbus #165 440 Webster Street Rockland, MA 02370 Rockland
March 4th DD Bob & Mary Schwarz Friendship Dinner -- @ St Patrick's Church Hall Wareham 6 PM --$25 per person Wareham
March 4th

Southern Regional Free Throw Competion Sacred Heart High School , 399 Bishop Highway, Kingston.  Chairman Charles Comeau  FDD Tel. 781-831-2309  Email frenchwood@aol.com  Registration 9:00 AM  Contest  for all ages starts promptly at 10:00 AM.   Districts 38-52

Kingston
March 4th

North Regional Free Throw Competition @ Arthur W  Coolidge Middle School 89 Birch Meadow  Drive Reading  Registration  8AM Competition  9AM Contact FDD Steve Brenner at (781) 724-7005   Districts 22-37

Reading
March 11th

Western Regional Free Throw Competition Registration 9:00 AM Competition at 10:00 AM.  St. Thomas the Apostle Gym, 47 Pine Street, West Springfield Contact Tom Butler tm.butler@comcast.net or Res: (413) 739-1373 Cell: (413) 575-2968  Districts 1-9

West Springfield
  Fall River Men's and Women's Conference  (AD Attached) Stonehill College, North Easton
March 18th

Central Regional Free Throw Competition Nichols College 
120 Center Rd. Dudley Parking Lot J and M  watch for signage
Contact Paul Perry,PGK Tel. 508-943-9345 or email  pjpknights@yahoo.com Registration 8:30 AM. Proof of age required Contest starts for all age groups promptly at 9:30 AM Districts 10-21

Dudley
March 25th DD Andy & Anne Vail Friendship Dinner -- St Cecilia's Family Center 54 Esty Street Ashland  Time: 7:00PM Ashland
April 1st Worcester Men's Conference @ Assumption College Worcester
April 8th DD Robert & Phyllis Chartier Friendship Dinner at Ware Council #183 6 PM to 10 PM   Details to follow Ware
April 17th Lantern Award TBD
April 22nd DD Henry (Hank) & LouAnne Pilla Friendship Dinner at St Francis Council #14091 311 River Street Waltham—Cocktails @ 6PM and Dinner at 7 PM. $25 per person Waltham
April 29th Mass. State Free Throw Championship Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton  Registration 8:30 - Proof of age required 
Competition  for all age levels  begins promptly at 9:30
All competitors earn  trophies at the State Finals
Contacts for event  -  State Youth Director Tom Butler FDD  at 
tm.butler@comcast.net  or 413-575-2968
                       Free Throw Director  Paul Perry PGK at 
pjpknights@yahoo.com or 508-943-9345
Paxton
May 6th Fourth Degree Exemplification at Hyannis Resort & Conference Center Hyannis
May 19-21 State Convention - Hyannis Resort & Conference Center--Click For Hotel Reservation Form Hyannis
June 22nd Past State Officer's Dinner Leominster
June 23rd Grand Knight's Conference Leominster
August 13th PAWSOX K of C Day VS Columbus Clippers @ 1:35 PM--Regular Price $13.00 -    K of C  Price Per Person    $12.00  SPECIAL – SPECIAL  Each $12 ticket will receive a  “PRE-LOADED TICKET” worth a Ballpark Credit of $4 redeemable for  Merchandise or Concessions.  **** The first 50 kids purchasing tickets will be on the field to “High Five” PAWSOX players as they enter the field and also with the PAWSOX Mascots - Paws & Sox - to say the pre-game “PLAY BALL”.   Purchase Early!! Pawtucket
August 19th Fr. Joe Baggetta's K of C Family Cookout Natick
     

 

Degree Schedule
Cancellation and/or Changes of a Scheduled Knighthood (3rd) Degree can ONLY be done by the State Deputy!!

Please email your Admission, Formation and Knighthood degree dates to the State Office
and the State Ceremonials Chairman in order that they be included in this listing

Formation and Knighthood Degree form should be mailed (or emailed) to:

State Ceremonials Chairman,

Donald Collins, FDD

31 Ellsworth Terrace ,

Lynn, Ma. 01904 (617) 335-7176

****Admission Degrees****

Date Council          Time

 

 
Proper Dress Required-NOTE: Councils PLEASE bring your Lapel Pins, Rosary, and These Men They Call Knights booklet for your candidates.

2016 Proper Dress Required
8-December

St. Patrick Council #16001 Rutland:  Parish Center Hall (please park in lower parking lot). Please contact Host DD Jim Link (Cell: 978-808-6584 or bjlinkjr@gmail.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
11-December

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
13-December Msgr Marshall Council  #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
13-December

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-December Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-December Unity Council #2212 West Springfield @ St. Thomas Church Parish Center 89 Pine Street  West Springfield   Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-December St. Augustine's Council #5724 Northborough @ St. Bernadette's Parish Hall 266 Main Street Northborough. Please contact DD Ed Hebert with numbers, 617-962-0486 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
19-December Mother of Good Counsel Council #1078  Suit and tie recommended attire. Please contact Jim Hauer @ 978-764-5536 or jim.hauer4@gmail.com Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
19-December

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
28-December

St. Richard of Chichester #14940 Sterling Host District Deputy is Jim Link (DD#15) Home: 978-464-2489/Cell: 978-808-6584 Email: bjlinkjr@gmail.com

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
2017  
3-January Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
8-January

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
9-January

St John the Evangelist Council 14842 in Townsend Reservations please email Brian at ashby54@gmail.com 

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
10-January

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
12-January

St. Mary's Council  #14298 Jefferson: Parish Center. Please contact Host DD Chris Daniel (Cell: 774-364-7319 or cdb1859@yahoo.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
16-January Tewksbury Council #4335 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
17-January

Lynnfield Council # 3745 1 K of C Way Lynnfield @ 6 PM 

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
19-January Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
23-January Leo Council #508 (Peabody) at 6pm at 96 Main St. Peabody, Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
26-January Saint Michael the Archangel Council #16550 at 6pm at 29 Central Ave. Revere Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
5-February

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
7-February Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
9-February

St. Patrick Council #16001 Rutland:  Parish Center Hall (please park in lower parking lot). Please contact Host DD Jim Link (Cell: 978-808-6584 or bjlinkjr@gmail.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
14-February

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
16-February Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
20-February Mother of Good Counsel Council #1078  Suit and tie recommended attire. Please contact Jim Hauer @ 978-764-5536 or jim.hauer4@gmail.com Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
20-February Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
20-February

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
22-February

St. Richard of Chichester #14940 Sterling Host District Deputy is Jim Link (DD#15) Home: 978-464-2489/Cell: 978-808-6584 Email: bjlinkjr@gmail.com

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
5-March

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
7-March Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
9-March

St. Mary's Council  #14298 Jefferson: Parish Center. Please contact Host DD Chris Daniel (Cell: 774-364-7319 or cdb1859@yahoo.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
14-March

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
16-March Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
20-March Tewksbury Council #4335 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
2-April

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
4-April Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
10-April Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
11-April

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
13-April

St. Patrick Council #16001 Rutland:  Parish Center Hall (please park in lower parking lot). Please contact Host DD Jim Link (Cell: 978-808-6584 or bjlinkjr@gmail.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
17-April Mother of Good Counsel Council #1078  Suit and tie recommended attire. Please contact Jim Hauer @ 978-764-5536 or jim.hauer4@gmail.com Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
17-April

Lynnfield Council # 3745 1 K of C Way Lynnfield @ 6 PM 

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
20-April Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
24-April

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
26-April

St. Richard of Chichester #14940 Sterling Host District Deputy is Jim Link (DD#15) Home: 978-464-2489/Cell: 978-808-6584 Email: bjlinkjr@gmail.com

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
2-May Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
7-May

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
9-May

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
11-May

St. Mary's Council  #14298 Jefferson: Parish Center. Please contact Host DD Chris Daniel (Cell: 774-364-7319 or cdb1859@yahoo.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-May Tewksbury Council #4335 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
18-May Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
4-June

Valencia Council 80 District 17 Sacred Heart Church 5 E Main St,  Milford MA  Please contact/notify Host DD Andy Vail (Cell: 508-745-8590 or andrew.vail1@verizon.net). Suit and Tie is recommended

Degree Starts at 4:00 Candidates at 3:30
6-June Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
8-June

St. Patrick Council #16001 Rutland:  Parish Center Hall (please park in lower parking lot). Please contact Host DD Jim Link (Cell: 978-808-6584 or bjlinkjr@gmail.com).

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
12-June Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
13-June

St. Andre Bessette Council #15829 St. Paul's Parish (school building) 48 St. Paul St. Blackstone Reservations please: jimlaren@comcast.net

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-June Ware Council #183 Reservations at 413-277-0012 GK Home Phone or chartier36@comcast.net Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
19-June Mother of Good Counsel Council #1078  Suit and tie recommended attire. Please contact Jim Hauer @ 978-764-5536 or jim.hauer4@gmail.com Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
19-June

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
28-June

St. Richard of Chichester #14940 Sterling Host District Deputy is Jim Link (DD#15) Home: 978-464-2489/Cell: 978-808-6584 Email: bjlinkjr@gmail.com

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
18-July

Lynnfield Council # 3745 1 K of C Way Lynnfield @ 6 PM 

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
17-October

Lynnfield Council # 3745 1 K of C Way Lynnfield @ 6 PM 

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
19-December

Lynnfield Council # 3745 1 K of C Way Lynnfield @ 6 PM 

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30

****Formation Degrees**** 

 

  District Deputy is responsible for booking a Formation degree team. It is the responsibility of the District Deputy to notify the Host DD, how many candidates from “their councils” will be attending the degrees and how many “guests” will be accompanying them.    
Date Council Time
2016 Proper Dress Required
15-December Unity Council #2212 West Springfield @ St. Thomas Church Parish Center 89 Pine Street  West Springfield   After Admission Degree
2017  
3-January Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
16-January

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
26-January Saint Michael the Archangel Council #16550 at 6pm at 29 Central Ave. Revere After Admission Degree
29-January Elder Council #68 Chicopee Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:00
7-February Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
21-February Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
5-March Fitchburg Council #99 165 Electric St Fitchburg Degree Starts at 2:00 Candidates at 1:00
7-March Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
20-March

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
4-April Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
2-May Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
15-May

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
6-June Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
13-June Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
15-October St. Mary's Council #14298 Parish Hall 114 Princeton St Jefferson Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:00

    ****Knighting Degrees****

 

  The District Deputy must file a Knighthood degree request  form and the State Council will assign a Knighthood degree team.  Councils must have $5.50 per candidate for the Knighthood degree medallion and must assume any food costs from the local hosting council.  
Date Council Time
2016 Proper Dress Required  
29-January

Council:   Elder Council #69 460 Granby Road Chicopee

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Will LeBrun

 

Degree Starts    2:00  

Candidates at  1:00

After Formation Degree

12-February

Council:   Ludlow Council #3535  St Elizabeth Parish Hubbard Street Ludlow

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Joseph Kosmas

 

 
5-March

Council:   Fitchburg Council #99  165 Electric Avenue Fitchburg

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Brian Mohan

 

Degree Starts    3:00  

Candidates at  2:00

After Formation Degree

 

15-October

Council:   St. Mary's Council #14298 Parish Hall 114 Princeton St Jefferson

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  

 

Degree Starts    3:00  

Candidates at  2:00

After Formation Degree

 

(Tentative)   Red Date - Not Approved by State Deputy yet!!  

 

 

To all Grand Knights - Please notify the State Office of all First Degrees being held in your Council. If the state office has knowledge of where the First Degrees are being held, we will be able to pass this information on to your Brother Grand Knights who have candidates for this degree.

To all District Deputies - Please bear in mind that all Third Degree requests require State Council approval before this degree can be held. Please make sure that you complete and submit the required paperwork for these degrees.