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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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Fr. Matt Mason cel­e­brated the August 1st morn­ing Mass for our coun­cil com­mem­o­rat­ing the council’s 100th Anniversary.

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100 Anniversary Coin Front SmallDue to the COVID19 restric­tion lim­it­ing the num­ber peo­ple to con­gre­gate, the council’s 100th Anniver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion is post­poned to August 1, 2021. Mem­bers will receive their invi­a­tions iin June 2021. Updates will be posted on this website.

FrankCroninSir Knight Frank Cronin passed away peace­fully on July 4th after a short bat­tle with lung can­cer. Frank was a true Brother Knight who loved the Knights of Colum­bus. Frank served a num­ber of years as the council’s Trea­surer. He also was a mem­ber of the dis­tricts 2nd Degree Team.

Frank’s funeral will be held at St. Michael’s parish on Sat­ur­day July 11th.

Frank Cronin’s Obituary

Prayer for The United States of Amer­ica
Com­posed by His Excel­lency Arch­bishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Almighty and Eter­nal God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords: gra­ciously turn your gaze to us who invoke You with confidence.

Bless us, cit­i­zens of the United States of Amer­ica; grant peace and pros­per­ity to our Nation; illu­mi­nate those who gov­ern us so that they may com­mit them­selves to the com­mon good, in respect for Your holy Law.

Pro­tect those who, defend­ing the invi­o­lable prin­ci­ples of the Nat­ural Law and Your Com­mand­ments, must face the repeated assaults of the Enemy of the human race.

Keep in the hearts of Your chil­dren courage for the truth, love for virtue and per­se­ver­ance in the midst of trials.

Make our fam­i­lies grow in the exam­ple that Our Lord has given us, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Joseph in the home of Nazareth; give to our fathers and moth­ers the gift of Strength, to edu­cate wisely the chil­dren with which you have blessed them.

Give courage to those who, in spir­i­tual com­bat, fight the good fight as sol­diers of Christ against the furi­ous forces of the chil­dren of darkness.

Keep each one of us, O Lord, in your Most Sacred Heart, and above all He whom Your Prov­i­dence has placed at the head of our Nation.

Bless the Pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica, so that aware of his respon­si­bil­ity and his duties, he may be a knight of jus­tice, a defender of the oppressed, a firm bul­wark against Your ene­mies, and a proud sup­porter of the chil­dren of light.

Place the United States of Amer­ica and the whole world under the man­tle of the Queen of Vic­to­ries, our Uncon­quered Leader in bat­tle, the Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion. It is thanks to her, and through your Mercy, that the hymn of praise rises to you, O Lord, from the chil­dren whom you have redeemed in the Most Pre­cious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Knights of Colum­bus Call for National Unity, End to Racism

Supreme Knight Ander­son says path for­ward begins with prayer.

The Knights of Colum­bus has called for a novena – nine days of prayer – for national unity and an end to racism amid the unrest fol­low­ing the death of George Floyd.

We ask all peo­ple to come together in sol­i­dar­ity to forge a path for­ward — free of dis­crim­i­na­tion and hate — for our nation,” said Supreme Knight Carl Ander­son. “The Knights join Pope Fran­cis in urg­ing all to express their anger and cries for jus­tice in non-​violent ways to end the sin of racism.”

The novena is set to begin on Trin­ity Sun­day, June 7, which was cho­sen by the Knights as the day to start the novena because of its inher­ent theme of unity.

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