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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 Wreaths Across America




State Deputy Russell Steinbach Addresses the many attendees at 2014 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 13th.


2014 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 13th

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Hopedale: Seven Hills Foundation receives grant

State Council presents Check to Seven Hills

L->R  State Advocate Paul Flanagan, State Treasurer Bob Morrison, State Deputy
Russ Steinbach, Doctor David Jordan -
President & CEO/ Seven Hills Foundation,
Brenda Zona
 Program Director for the Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Hopedale,
State Warden Mike Lesperance




Hopedale: Seven Hills Foundation receives grant



HOPEDALE - An organization that provides health and human services for children and adults with severe physical and mental handicaps has received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus to aid in renovating a Hopedale mansion into a home for handicapped children.

Seven Hills Foundation - a non-profit organization with headquarters in Worcester that provides health and human services for children and adults with significant physical and mental handicaps - purchased the historic 34 Adin St. mansion last June for $1.2 million and renovations began shortly after.

According to a press release from the foundation, renovations to the 18,000-square-foot home began “several months ago to the home’s interior to transform the residence to accommodate accessibility tools, such as recessed lifts, wheelchair ramps, therapeutic physical and occupational therapy equipment ... and more, while preserving the historic significance of this elegant property.”

Bill Stock, the foundation’s vice president for government and community relations, said renovations should be complete by next month.

“One thing that has been dragging,” Stock said, is an elevator to an upper floor, preventing some patients from moving in.

Patients started using the facility at the end of December, he said.

“We’re about 95 percent complete,” he said.

With the help of state funding, Stock said the children, who are currently in a facility in Whitinsville, will be moved to the location once the necessary renovations are made inside the home.

The home, built in 1850, was considered to be a potential site for Hopedale’s Town Hall this spring, but residents at a public forum in late March shot down the idea.

According to a realtor, the mansion was home to Frank Dutcher, former president of the Draper Corporation, once the largest maker of textile looms in the country.

Sometime after Dutcher's death in 1930, the home was sold and converted into a nursing home about 50 or 60 years ago. The home was converted back into a residence in 2005, but the property was foreclosed on in 2012.






              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 .


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

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    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!!


          2014 Wreaths Across America




State Deputy Russell Steinbach Addresses the many attendees at 2014 Wreaths Across
America Ceremony at Bourne Cemetery December 13th.


2014 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 13th

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     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




             2013 Wreaths Across America  Pictures from Dec. 14th


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


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know of any death that should be posted!!




More than $170 million and 70.5 million hours
               donated to charity in 201


The K of C’s Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, reports that Knights donated record amounts of money and hours of volunteer service — more than $170 million and more than 70.5 million hours.

Contributions increased for the 14th consecutive year, growing by more than $2.3 million to $170,135,754.

“Charity has been at the heart of the Knights’ mission for the past 132 years,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said after announcing the figures. “Whether with funds or service, and whether quietly helping someone overcome a personal tragedy or assisting in the aftermath of a widely known humanitarian disaster, the outpouring of charity by our members produces meaningful results, especially by helping to bring peace of mind to those who find themselves in incredibly difficult situations.”

In 2013, Anderson explained, “Knights were part of relief efforts for a number of tragic events, including two enormous natural disasters in the Philippines; tornados in Moore, Oklahoma; floods in Alberta, Canada; the factory explosion in West, Texas; and the Boston Marathon bombing. The year also saw the Knights continue their support for the victims of Superstorm Sandy, and for the people of Newtown, Conn, as they recovered from the school shooting that took the lives of 26 residents, most of whom were young children.”

The response to unexpected tragedies was accomplished while the Knights continued their strong support within their communities through initiatives like the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids and Food for Families, programs supporting those with intellectual disabilities, organizing blood drives, and providing funding and volunteer time to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and the Global Wheelchair Mission.

The number of volunteer service hours rose in 2013 by 421,071 hours over the 2012 total. At an average value of $22.55 per service hour as estimated by Independent Sector, the value of the Knights’ volunteer service last year was nearly $1.6 billion.

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade the Knights of Columbus has donated nearly $1.5 billion to charity and 683 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.








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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 03/24/15










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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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:



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