Date Event Location
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2017    
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 Competition Sacred Heart High School, 329 Bishop Highway, Kingston.  Contact Paul Perry, PGK Tel. 508-943-9345 or email  pjpknights@yahoo.com . Registration 9:00 AM  Contest  for all ages starts promptly at 10:00 AM.   Districts 43-52 & 55

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
March 11th Fall River Men's and Women's Conference  (AD Attached) Stonehill College, North Easton
March 12th Boston Regional Free Throw Competition Registration 8:30 AM Competition at 9:00 AM.  Catholic Memorial High 235 Baker St West Roxbury.  Contact DD Bryan Choate chobry116@yahoo.com Districts 32-42 & 56   West Roxbury
March 16th State Board Meeting  Norwood
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 1st State Scholarship Applications Due Norwood
April 8th DD Robert & Phyllis Chartier Friendship Dinner at Ware Council #183 6 PM to 10 PM   Details to follow Ware
April 15th Altar Server of The Year, Chaplain of The Year, Family of The Year and Service Program Awards Due in Office Norwood
April 17th Lantern Award--Recipient James T. Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council.   

Jim has been a leading voice in advocating for public policy issues such as health care, education, financial services and energy throughout New England and Washington, D.C. 

On the occasion of the Sixty-First Annual Lantern Award Presentation at  the One Hundred Seventeenth Annual Patriots’ Day Dinner on Monday April 17th at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham.            

Tickets are $40.00 each or $400 per table.

Social Hour 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (cash bar), Dinner at 7:00 PM.

Framingham
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 22nd

State Cribbage Tournament @ Wilmington Council  9 AM Registration  10 AM Start  $25 Entry Fee  

Wilmington
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 ---Letter (Click to View)

May 6th AD-Book Request

May 6th Hotel Registration

Hyannis
May 19-21 State Convention - Hyannis Resort & Conference Center--Click For Hotel Reservation Form Hyannis
May 20th State Convention Ladies Brunch Hyannis
June 22nd

Past State Officer's Dinner-Doubletree

Leominster
June 23rd State Golf Tournament --The Woods in Westminster Westminster
June 23rd 1st Year District Deputies Meeting-Doubletree Leominster
June 24th Grand Knight's / District Deputy  Conference-Doubletree Leominster
June 25th District Deputy  Conference-Doubletree 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
August 27th - October 8th Silver Rose in Massachusetts--See Chairman DD Lew Corcoran to be scheduled for Silver Rose Statewide
  State Installation  
October 28th State Eastern Region Charity Ball @ Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver Street Milford Milford
November 18th State Western Region Charity Ball @ Fairview Council #4044 1599 Memorial Drive Chicopee Chicopee
     

 

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.

2017         Proper Dress Required
27-February Fairview Council #4044 Chicopee Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
28-February Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
28-February Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
28-February

St Francis Council #10698  Belchertown  Proper dress attire. Please advise if your bringing any new members Rob Krafchuk , DD rkrafchuk@aol.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
6-March Dorchester Council #107 St Mark's VFW 69 Bailey St Dorchester Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
7-March Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
8-March St. Mary's Council # 11690 Norton Contact DD Bob Moores : 617-872-1745: bmoores1@yahoo.com 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 Easthampton Council # 1116 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
16-March

George C. Shields Council #420 Mansfield  Location: St. Mary’s Mansfield Rose Garden Building 330 Pratt Street Mansfield Contact:  Chris Herrick,  DGK Christopher.herrick@yahoo.com Please have councils advise Chris in advance of the number of attendees expected.

Degree Starts at 7:00
20-March Tewksbury Council #4336 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
21-March Mt Pleasant Council #98 West Roxbury Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
21-March Dedham Council  #234 Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
22-March Christ King Council #5004 Groveland Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
23-March Elder Council #69 Chicopee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
23-March

Unity Council 2212 West Springfield 89 Pine Street  (St Thomas Church)

Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-March Watertown Council #155 Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-March Bishop Connolly Council #9444 Sandwich Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
28-March Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
28-March Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 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
2-April Dorchester Council #107 St Mark's VFW 69 Bailey St Dorchester Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
4-April Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
7-April Foxboro / Sharon Council #6063 @ St. Mary's Contact DD Bob Moores : 617-872-1745: bmoores1@yahoo.com Degree Starts at 8:00 Candidates at 7:30
9-April Our Lady Council #14710 Waltham Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:30
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
18-April Dedham Council  #234 Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
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
24-April Bishop Feehan Council #2911 Buzzards Bay Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
25-April Mt Pleasant Council #98 West Roxbury Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
25-April Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
25-April Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 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
26-April St Monica Council #14725 Methuen Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-April Home City Council #63 Springfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
1-May Watertown Council #155 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
3-May Berkshire Hills Council #314 Lee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
3-May Sacred Heart Council #1847 Franklin Contact DD Bob Moores : 617-872-1745: bmoores1@yahoo.com Degree Starts at 8:00 Candidates at 7:30
3-May Georgetown Council #6064 Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
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 Dorchester Council #107 St Mark's VFW 69 Bailey St Dorchester Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
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 #4336 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
16-May Dedham Council  #234 Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
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
22-May Christ The King Council #13888 Mashpee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
23-May Mt Pleasant Council #98 West Roxbury Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
23-May Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
25-May Elder Council #69 Chicopee Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
30-May Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
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
7-June Dorchester Council #107 St Mark's VFW 69 Bailey St Dorchester Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
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 Bishop Minihan Council #202 Haverhill 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
21-June St Blaise Council #15291 Bellingham Contact DD Bob Moores : 617-872-1745: bmoores1@yahoo.com Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
22-June Home City Council #63 Springfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
26-June Bishop Connolly Council #9444 Sandwich Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-June Mt Pleasant Council #98 West Roxbury Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-June Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
27-June Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 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

29-August

Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
26-September Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
17-October

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

Degree Starts at 6:00 Candidates at 5:30
31-October Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
28-November Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
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
  Proper Dress Required
2017  
28-February Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
28-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 Msgr Marshall Council #103 Pittsfield @ St Joseph's Parish Center 414 North Street Pittsfield Degree Starts at 7:00 Candidates at 6:30
7-March Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
11-March Norwood Council #252 572 Nichols St Degree Starts at 10 AM Candidates at 9:00
19-March Bishop Rice Council #4822 @ St Cecilia's Family Center 54 Esty St Ashland Degree Starts at 2:00 Candidates at 1:00
20-March

Leicester Council #4528

Degree Starts at 7:30 Candidates at 7:00
23-March

Unity Council 2212 West Springfield 89 Pine Street  (St Thomas Church)

After Admission Degree
26-March Fr Hurley Council # 5188 Sudbury Our Lady of Fatima Hall 160 Concord Road Sudbury Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:00
28-March Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
4-April Cardinal Spellman Council #347 Whitman After Admission Degree
23-April Our Lady of Good Counsel #1078 Andover Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:30
25-April Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 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
30-May Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
4-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 1:00 Candidates at 12:00
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
27-June Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
29-August Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
26-September Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
15-October St. Mary's Council #14298 Parish Hall 114 Princeton St Jefferson Degree Starts at 1:00 Candidates at 12:00
31-October Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree
28-November Middleboro/Lakeville Council #223 After Admission Degree

    ****Knighthood 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
2017 Proper Dress Required  
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

 

11-March

Council:   Norwood Council #252 572 Nichols St

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Andrew Lawlor

 

Degree

Starts  11 AM  

Candidates at  10:00

After Formation Degree

 

19-March

Council:   Bishop Rice Council #4822  St Cecilia's Family Center 54 Esty St Ashland

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Andy Vail

 

Degree Starts    3:00  

Candidates at  2:00

After Formation Degree

 

26-March

Council:   Fr Hurley  Council #5188  Our Lady of Fatima Hall 160 Concord Road Sudbury

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Edward Hebert

 

Degree Starts    2:00  

Candidates at  1:00

After Formation Degree 

26-March

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

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  Joseph Kosmas

 

Degree Starts    2:00  

Candidates at  1:00 

23-April

Council:   Our Lady of Good Counsel #1078 Andover

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  James Hauer

 

Degree Starts    2:00  

Candidates at  1:00

After Formation Degree 

 

4-June

Council:   St Andre Bessett Council #15829  St Paul's Parish 48 St Paul Street Blackstone

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:  James Laren

 

Degree Starts    2:00  

Candidates at  1:00 

After Formation Degree

15-October

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

 

CO:   DD 

PFC:  FDD 

Host DD:   Chris Daniel

 

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.