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 We, the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus, the third oldest jurisdiction of our Order, welcome you to our award-winning website and are proud to boast of our continuing efforts of practicing our Order's principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Throughout our 270 councils in the state with the 41,000+ members and their families, we conduct numerous programs that directly benefit our Church, Council, Community, Family and Youth.

        This award-winning website is updated on a timely basis to provide you with both written and pictorial examples of how we in Massachusetts practice these principles every day to demonstrate that we are indeed, a Catholic, Family Oriented, Fraternal, Service Organization. Visit this site often and please forward any comments you might have so that we can continue to provide you with information you might want about our wonderful jurisdiction.

Vivat Jesus,

Russell A. Steinbach
State Deputy



              2014 State Charity Ball



           State Board at 2014 Charity Dinner

 2014 State Charity Ball  Pictures - Click to View (Thanks to DD Don Rice)


 2014 State Charity Ball  Pictures - Click to View (Thanks to DD Rich Zopatti)


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              2014 State Installation



L.R: Ann Lesperance, State Warden Michael Lesperance, Millville; State Treasurer Robert Morrison, Milford;
Donna Steinbach, State Deputy Russell Steinbach of Dorchester; State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey;
Associate State Chaplain Father Robert Bruso of St. Cecilia Parish in Leominster; State Secretary Paul 
O'Sullivan of Foxborough
& Susan; State Advocate Paul Flanagan & Kathy of Stoughton; Immediate Past
State Deputy Peter Healy of Fitchburg & Margaret .


  ************Special *****



Interview with Former Supreme Director Newman Flanagan
by Former Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan

************Special ******




    Interview With Newman Flanagan --- Click to View







                   Global Wheelchair Mission



Global Wheelchair Mission - Reverend Richard DeVeer Parochial
Vicar of St Francis Xavier Parish in South Weymouth and Former
Associate State Chaplain with patient at St Boniface's Haiti Hospital
where Fr. DeVeer's St Boniface Haiti Charity services.  Fr. DeVeer
sent a picture he took of his last visit to show the Knights of Columbus
Wheelchairs that had been sent to Haiti!!



                Sticker on each wheelchair!!


Donations accepted at State Office for Wheelchairs!!




          2013 Wreaths Across America



State Deputy Peter Healy Addresses the many attendees at 2013 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 14th in a snow storm.


2013 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 14th

          (Click on Red & Wait for Photo Cycle to Begin)




     Wreaths Across America  








             2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from FDD Rich Zopatti


                2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from Exec Sec Dick Guerriero


               2012 State Wreaths Across America Project  Pictures - from DD Lew Corcoran





Massachusetts State Council Perpetual Memorial . . . . Remembering Our Loved Ones . . . . Click For Details .








Please let State Deputy or State Office (781) 551-0628

know of any death that should be posted!!




More than $167 million and 70 million hours
               donated to charity in 2012


The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for charitable donations and service hours in 2012.

The results of the K of C's Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012, indicate
that record amounts of money and hours - more than $167.5 million and 70 million hours - were donated to
charitable causes.

The Knights financial contribution for the year grew by more than $9.4 million to $167,549,817. Contributions
increased for the 13th consecutive year.

The number of volunteer service hours also rose by nearly 64,000 hours from the 2011 total to 70,113,207 hours.
At an average value of $22.14 per service hour as estimated by Independent Sector, the value of the Knights' service
hours last year exceeded $1.55 billion.

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade the Knights of Columbus has donated $1.475 billion to charity
and provided more than 673 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.

Notable beneficiaries during the past year included Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, victims of natural disasters,
local food banks, the economically disadvantaged and physically and intellectually disabled persons. Scholarships and
educational support, as well as a variety of church and community projects were also prominent among the many
initiatives sponsored by local K of C councils.

The survey found that there were more than 420,000 K of C blood donations during 2012. The Knights of Columbus
was among the first groups to recruit blood donors, with formal efforts dating back to 1937.

"Throughout its 131 years, the Knights of Columbus has always practiced charity as its first principle," said Supreme
Knight Carl Anderson. "With so many people enduring great hardship, the Knights of Columbus is happy to help
provide solutions to real people's problems through this great outpouring of charity by our members over the past year."








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       Verizon Volunteer and Matching Gift Program



******Special Thanks to Verizon Employees:



for their donation and time matched by VERIZON for the Charitable Foundation.




Are you a Verizon Employee or Retiree??  If so, please think of the Massachusetts
State Council Charitable Foundation.  Verizon matches dollar for dollar donations
and also pays for your VOLUNTEER hours working for the Knights of Columbus
(All time devoted to Knights of Columbus is Volunteered and can be reimbursed by Verizon.)


Verizon Volunteers Program

To participate in the Verizon Volunteers Program:

  1. Volunteer with an eligible charitable organization or educational institution.
  2. Log your volunteer hours –via the volunteer journal - on the Verizon Foundation website.
  3. Submit an online grant request once you’ve reached 50 volunteer hours.  After submitting your matching gift request send the
    system generated gift confirmation instructions to the benefiting organization or educational institution so they can verify receipt of your donation..




Matching Gift Program

U.S employees and retirees can have their donations to eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations, U.S. public and private schools and U.S.
accredited colleges and universities matched by the Verizon Foundation as follows:

Matching Gifts: 1:1 match up to $1,000 per year, per donor

Matching Gifts – Higher Education:  1:1 match up to $5,000 per year, per donor

To request a matching gift:

  1. Donate to an eligible charitable organization or educational institution.
  2. Register your donation on the Verizon Foundation website.
  3. After submitting your matching gift request send the system generated gift confirmation instructions to the benefiting organization
    or educational institution so they can verify receipt of your donation.













   Newest Edition  Discoverer July 2013



Supreme Council Culture of Life Assessment


  Form 990 Important Information
     K of C ICON Schedule

   STATE FORMS LOG 2014-2015 - Forms as of 02/19/15










Massachusetts Knights of Columbus
Perpetual Memorial Wall

Hosted by the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Website

This page is intended to support the Massachusetts State Perpetual Memorial Society.
 This program enables you to remember your living and deceased family members and/or
 Council/Assembly brothers. The cost is $50 per member and the benefits include:

  • At least 100 masses said annually for the members
  • Each new member or their family will receive an Enrollment Certificate
  • Each member's name is displayed on a plaque/scroll which will be displayed at the State Convention each year.
  • Each member's name will be included in the Society Membership Roll which will be published.

The money is deposited in the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation Fund.
Contact the State Executive Secretary for additional information








Knights in Action

  Reports printed in Columbia Magazine from local Massachusetts Councils of the Knights of Columbus on their charitable and fraternal activities. This listing is updated regularly.


St. Bonaventure Council 10049 in Manomet hosted its annual pro-life baby shower in support of the Boston Archdiocese Pregnancy Help Center. The event raised $3,400 to support the center's counseling and ongoing support of women facing unexpected pregnancies. The drive also netted more than $1,500 in new baby items.

In honor of Veteran's Day, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council 13575 in Worcester presented a wreath to the American Legion. The wreath was later placed upon the Laurel Hill War Memorial, while Msgr. Stephen Pedone, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, offered a prayer for deceased veterans.

Father John F. Hogan Council 14236 in Dartmouth supported a local Eagle Scout project to create a memorial garden at St. Mary's Church in South Dartmouth. Several Knights provided materials for the garden's walkway, which includes personalized bricks in memory of deceased members of the community.



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We Need Your Email Address


                                   Please help up keep our records updated

In an effort to improve communications to and from the State Office, we are continuing to compile an e-mail address list for the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. With this list, time sensitive correspondence can be distributed quickly. We would ask that the Councils and/or Grand Knights with e-mail addresses, please forward them to the State Office (Be sure to include name, Council number and present title).

      State Office E-Mail is:



                                                                    Fr. Michael J. McGivney


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Visit this website
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Father Michael J. McGivney


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