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Hawaii State Council

Ted Rhoades, Hawaii State Deputy
Brother Knights,

As we begin the new Fraternal Year I would like to thank those that made the 2016-2017 year so successful. In the new year our focus will remain on growing our order and developing programs across the state to help those on the margins of society and supporting our parishes through the Building the Domestic Church initiative. Our goal is to build the Church by being witnesses to the Gospel by showing our parishes and communities what it means to be Catholic men and providing an example of what we all can do when we live our faith. 

With the strong leadership of our new and returning District Deputies, Directors, Chairman, and Council leadership we will work together to do the Lords work as we continue to build His body which is the Church. 

Vivat Jesus,

Ted Rhoades
State Deputy
Hawaii State Council

For this new fraternal year, let's take our inspiration from Pope Francis and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson as they remind us that the witness of martyrs is "a great source of spiritual strength", these martyrs help us to re-focus our appreciation for faith in Jesus Christ. Bishop Larry Silva continues to challenge us as a local Church to be "Stewards of the Gospel", in which we are called to go forth in witness to what we believe...

 "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". Matthew 28.19  

Go, therefore and be disciples of Jesus Christ and witness your living faith by Word and deed.  

In The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Lane Akiona
State Chaplain

In Service to One...In Service to All!

Hawaii State Council - Knights of Columbus

By Ryan Brown 05 Oct, 2017
On behalf of the State Deputy, Ted Rhoades III and the Abbatiello Family, we wish to announce the passing of our dear Brother, SK Victor M. Abbatiello. Brother Victor has served as a pillar of our Fraternity here in Hawaii. Serving our membership on the Council, State and Assembly levels in many capacities including Former Master and Past State Deputy. As the current Executive Secretary and Hawaii State Council Historian, Victor was a source of knowledge, guidance and principle to our members whether you were new to the Order or an Officer. Simply put he was an Exemplar Knight in Service to Service to All...

Our State Council, its Officers and Members throughout Hawaii share in this loss and extend our most sincere condolences to the Abbatiello Family; especially his wife Georgia and daughter, Vicky. We stand united in support of the Abbatiello Family during this most difficult time.

Member Knights will be informed separately of the pending Memorial services. Rest in Love and Peace Dear Brother... Vivat Jesus!

By Ryan Brown 26 Sep, 2017


As we gather this year for the annual Columbus Day Banquet we have so much to be thankful for and we can look back on the past year with a great deal of pride in our accomplishments. We attained the Pinnacle Award for the second year in a row, but more importantly we had 30 councils achieve an award attaining goals in membership, insurance or charitable works. This is a true testament of all of your hard work, dedication and service to others and for this you can be justifiably proud of our accomplishments. Congratulations to all of our councils!

With our achievements serving as our foundation for moving forward, we cannot dismiss the fact that growth of our order is our life's blood ! For this reason, I continue my appeal to you to reach out to the men of our church community. Share with our fellow parishioners how being a Knight of Columbus has so positively impacted your life, the lives of your family and community. As Catholic's living our faith, it is imperative that we engage potential members as direct and as often as possible; while always serving as an example of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

As we begin this month of October and celebrate the namesake of our order, Christopher Columbus. We must revisit whether we are doing what it takes to properly expose our greater community to the ideals of our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. October marks one of the most significant membership efforts of our fraternity

- Has your Council/Membership Director made the appropriate arrangements for your membership drive? Has your District Deputy joined you in the proper execution of this effort? Have you invited a State Officer to be present? And, have they accepted? Has your Field Agent been contacted and have you asked for his assistance? Allow this letter to serve as your call to action, especially if the answer to any of these questions is-No. You are not alone in your efforts, as Brothers we stand together-International -State-Local Councils. This is what unity is all about, working together to achieve our common goal-Growth in Our Order.

Again, congratulations for last year’s successes and may we continue to build upon those achievements in the current year.

May Our Lady of Guadalupe continue to intercede for us in our efforts.

Vivat Jesus,

Theodore Rhoades

State Deputy

Hawaii State Council


By Ryan Brown 31 Aug, 2017
On behalf of  Brother Ted Rhoades, our State Deputy, please circulate the attached flyers to your council members and your community at large.  Since your councils will be making the distribution and receipts of payments, please provide us with a listing of your paid members and your council check, payable to the Hawaii State Council and mail to us at the following:

Deacon Kin Borja
Columbus Day Banquet
P.O. Box 69
Aiea, HI  96701

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