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3rdDegree color logoWel­come to Exeter Coun­cil 2179’s Web Site. We are a fra­ter­nal orga­ni­za­tion of Catholic men who serve St. Michaels and St.Mary’s parish communities.

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The Knights of Colum­bus Board autho­rizes and requires, until fur­ther notice, all local Coun­cils and Assem­blies, to con­duct busi­ness meet­ings by using tech­nol­ogy that pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for simul­ta­ne­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tion among all par­tic­i­pants (e.g., Skype, GoToMeet­ing, Google Hang Out, Free Con­fer­ence Call​.Com, WebEx, etc.), and by fol­low­ing pro­ce­dures estab­lished by the Board as may be promulgated.

Coun­cils and Assem­blies must fol­low all pro­ce­dures as the Board may direct. There­fore, unless oth­er­wise instructed by the KofC, Coun­cils and Assem­blies still are to fol­low the estab­lished laws, rules, and pro­ce­dures out­lined by the Laws of the Knights of Colum­bus, the Supreme Advo­cates Offi­cers’ Desk Ref­er­ence, Laws and Rules of the Fourth Degree, local Coun­cil and Assem­bly bylaws, and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Exeter Coun­cil 2179 and Assem­bly 639 will con­duct monthly busi­ness meet­ing using the GoToMeet­ing appil­i­ca­tions. Mem­bers will receive invi­ta­tions to par­tic­i­pate in the vir­tual meetings.

If you have not par­tic­i­pated in a GoToMeet­ing, please use this link to install the appli­ca­tion prior to attend­ing the vir­tual meet­ing. https://​global​.gotomeet​ing​.com/​i​n​s​t​a​l​l​/​710003133

OurLadyofHelp O Mary,
you always brighten our path
as a sign of sal­va­tion and of hope.
We entrust our­selves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain
while remain­ing stead­fast in faith.
O lov­ing Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are con­fi­dent you will pro­vide for us
as at Cana in Galilee.
Inter­cede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physi­cian,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vul­ner­a­ble,
and for those who have died.
Inter­cede also for those charged with
pro­tect­ing the health and safety of oth­ers
and for those who are tend­ing to the sick
and seek­ing a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to con­form to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon him­self our
suffer­ings and car­ried our sor­rows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Res­ur­rec­tion. Amen.
Under thy pro­tec­tion we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our peti­tions,
but deliver us always from all dan­gers,
O glo­ri­ous and blessed Vir­gin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis

pdficon smallOur Lady of Help Prayer

Relics

This is how Bart Brewer, ex-​priest and head of Mis­sion to Catholics Inter­na­tional, phrases the com­plaint in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy, Pil­grim­age from Rome: “Another dogma that has both­ered Catholics for cen­turies is the ven­er­a­tion of relics and the claims that they have mag­i­cal pow­ers. Even Mar­tin Luther won­dered how there could be twenty-​six apos­tles buried in Ger­many, when there were only twelve in the entire Bible! It is said that if all the pieces of the cross dis­played in Catholic churches were assem­bled together, it would take a ten-​ton truck to carry them. It is clear that most ‘relics’ are frauds. Fur­ther­more, there is noth­ing in the Bible that sup­ports the ven­er­a­tion of relics, even if they are gen­uine” (page 132).

CrossOfChristCatalina Rivas of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who now dwells in Mérida, Yucatán, Méx­ico. She is said to receive Mes­sages from Jesus, Mary, and the angels. She has the approval of her Bishop, René Fer­nán­dez Apaza, who has given his impri­matur to her Mes­sages. The fol­low­ing text is the repro­duc­tion of book­let, “The Holy Mass,” in which Our Lord and Our Lady explain to Catalina what is really going on dur­ing the Mass in the spir­i­tual realm, and how we should be more con­cen­trated on the great mys­ter­ies that are tak­ing place.

Bo. Daniel Gagnon, OMI, of the Com­mis­sion for the Doc­trine of the Faith of the Arch­dio­cese of Mex­ico, wrote about this book: “I do not find any­thing against the faith or the cus­toms of the Church. It is not my func­tion to con­firm its super­nat­ural char­ac­ter; nev­er­the­less, I rec­om­mend it for its spir­i­tual inspiration.”

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Coun­cil Events

13 Apr 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
Coun­cil Busi­ness Meeting
20 Apr 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
4th Degree Meeting
25 Apr 2020
08:00AM09:00AM
Novena for Life
27 Apr 2020
06:45PM07:15PM
Patri­otic Rosary
27 Apr 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
Social Meet­ings
11 May 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
Coun­cil Busi­ness Meeting
18 May 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
4th Degree Meeting
25 May 2020
06:45PM07:15PM
Patri­otic Rosary
25 May 2020
07:30PM08:30PM
Social Meet­ings