Maine Knights of Columbus

Men of action for Jesus Christ

Providing opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith
through the state of Maine.

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  • Lobster Dip 2024
    OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME)— Over 600 people ran into the ocean for the 36th annual “Lobster Dip” event in Old Orchard Beach and raised a record amount of money for Special Olympics Maine. Six hundred thirty people lined up at Old Orchard Beach at noon on Monday, New Year’s Day, and ran straight into the…
  • Portland SeaDogs
    Get ready for an action-packed day at the ballpark with the Knights of Columbus on August 11th! With the game kicking off at 1pm, make sure you’re there close to when the gates open at 11:30am to take part in an exciting pre-game parade around the field. And for those who love a good parade,…
  • Maine State DD Organizational Meeting 6/21-23
    State Deputy Michael Giroux My wife Barbara and I were married in 2007. We live in Augusta, have both been active in different ministries in our home parish of St. Michael’s, and are fully committed to serving the Maine State Council. At the 129th Maine State Convention in 2024, I was elected to the position of…
    Matthew Valles will be ordained to the priesthood on June 29th at St John’s Church in Bangor starting at 10:00 a.m. Views: 4
  • Exemplification Limerock Council 136 Rockland
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Knights of Columbus is proud to release a new short documentary (30 min) on the life of Joe Reali, a dynamic young man whose passion was evident both on the football field and in how he lived his Catholic faith. Following his sudden and tragic death in 2015, thousands turned out for his wake and funeral, where they shared stories about Joe’s sacrificial love for others and his care for the downtrodden. Today, the legacy of this devout and fun-loving young man lives on through the Joseph Mario Reali Knights of Columbus Council 16261 in Woodbury, Long Island.

The film will be released on July 4 and can be viewed here. Please help promote this inspiring film throughout your jurisdiction by sharing it with your council leaders, on your social media platforms, and with your friends and families.

Coming this Fall, Radiating Joy: The Michelle Duppong Story is the story of Servant of God Michelle Duppong, who bore witness to Christ through heroic suffering and a passion for inviting others to be transformed by His love.

In June 2022, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, North Dakota, announced the opening of the diocesan phase of investigation into Michelle’s life and reputation for holiness, which could lead to her beatification and canonization. On December 25, 2015, Duppong died of cancer at the age of 31. The film, directed by Danny Anderson, tells the story of Michelle’s beautiful and faith-filled life, especially during her diagnosis, treatment, and death.

As the petitioner of Michelle’s Cause, FOCUS, where Duppong served as a missionary for six years, is honored to embrace the responsibility of making known to the world the importance of her inspiring and heartening story.

In the not-too-distant future the Bible has been outlawed in the United States of America and replaced with a government approved bible. A group of seven Christians from Indiana, are asked to smuggle the true Word of God to underground churches in Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio. With Homeland Security hot on their trail, the smugglers must be willing to risk it all for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

What is the Silver & Gold Mass?

Catholics marking milestone wedding anniversaries are invited to participate in the annual Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass celebrated by the bishop of the diocese. Bishop James Ruggieri will offer a special blessing to all married couples in the church. A light reception will follow the celebration.

Upcoming Events

“My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6:55-56)

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as the Feast of Corpus Christi, is a celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. On this day, we recall the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.

Officers of the Maine State Council

State Directory

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Gilman Berube

State Secretary, District Deputy #1

I retired from my management position in the pulp and paper industry in 2017 which provided me with ample opportunities to become more active with the Knights of Columbus.

I have been married to my lovely wife Diane for 52 wonderful years and we are proud to reside in Madawaska, the northernmost town in Maine and the cultural center of the Saint John River Valley. We have 4 adult children (2 sons and 2 daughters), 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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Gary Boynton

State Advocate, District Warden #6, District Deputy #9

I have lived in Belfast for most of my life. I graduated from Belfast Area High School and
attended the University of ME for several years. I moved back to Belfast and worked at MBNA
(now Bank of America) for 15 years. In 2014 I moved to athenahealth where I have served
many roles.
I joined the Order in 2012.

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Mike Foster

State Warden

Mike Foster – State Warden
My journey with the Knights of Columbus began in 2008 with the Springvale Council. I transferred to
Council 10221 shortly after and served my first term as Grand Knight in 2011. I earned my fourth degree
the following year and soon after became Faithful Navigator of Assembly 356 in Westbrook Maine.

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Michael W Giroux

State Deputy

Michael and Barbara Giroux – State Deputy and First Lady of Maine

I was born in Winslow, ME, and spent nine years with the Ursuline’s at Mount Merici Catholic School.
After graduating from Winslow High School, I attended the University of Maine at Orono for two and a
half years, majoring in music education and mechanical engineering.

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John Harvey

Immediate Past State Deputy

I was born in Fort Kent and grew up in St. Francis, Maine. I graduated from Fort Kent Community High School in 1982 and from Eastern Maine Community College in May of 1984. I have been employed as a Radiographic Technologist for 32 years. I have held several positions and have worked in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

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Fr Nathan March

State Chaplain

Hello, my name is Fr. Nathan March.
I am your new pastor at St. Michael Parish. For those who don’t know me, I’ve been a priest of the Diocese of Portland for 15 years, having been ordained by Bishop Richard J. Malone in 2007, along with Fr. Greg Dube and Fr. Seamus Griesbach, at the Basilica of Sts.

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Gilman Ouellette

State Treasurer

I was raised in Madawaska Maine, having the best childhood anyone could hope for. I graduated from Madawaska High
School in 1976 and attended Niagara University where I met my wife, Bernadette. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree in 1980, after which I attended IONA College part time, graduating with a master’s in business administration in

Jubilee 2025 – Pilgrims of Hope

Pope Francis stated in his February 2022 letter announcing the Jubilee 2025: “We must fan the flame of hope that has been given us, and help everyone to gain new strength and certainty by looking to the future with an open spirit, a trusting heart and far-sighted vision. cit

Holy Year 2025 website to go live..

The Vatican office in charge of coordinating plans for the Holy Year 2025 announced they are launching a new website and releasing an app to help people register and to guide them along their pilgrimage in Rome.

great ‘symphony’ of prayer

…the Pope wrote: “From now on I am happy to think that the year preceding the Jubilee event, 2024, will be dedicated to a great ‘symphony’ of prayer. First of all, to recover the desire to be in the presence of the Lord, to listen to him and adore him.” In preparation for the Jubilee, therefore, individual dioceses are invited to promote the centrality of individual and community prayer during this year.

An array of resources

Knights of Columbus allows men to lead their families in faith & service and make a meaningful difference for others through the Faith in Action programs.

Growing the Family and Faith

Our goal is to help men, their families and their parishes grow closer to Christ. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith through the state of Maine.

Guarding the Family and Legacy

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society, which means we can provide financial security to members and their families, while turning premiums into charitable impact.

“Whatever cause you contribute to, providing a child the gift of warmth, advocating for a culture of life, giving persecuted religious minorities food and medical care, or helping rebuild after natural disasters, and more. Your donation goes directly to those we serve through our charitable programs.”

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