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.

Meet­ing Information


ChristmasTreeThe council’s Christ­mas Tree sale com­mences on Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 21st. We will be sell­ing trees through­out the week of Novem­ber 22nd (with the excep­tion of Wednes­day and Thurs­day). We need brother Knights to sched­ule their time, with at least two brother knights for each time slot. Please do your best to fill all of the time slots.

For those Knights that would like to help with the fundraiser, but are unable to vol­un­teer, please con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion. Checks can be made payable to the Knights of Colum­bus and mailed to:

There are three ways to sign-​up:

  • Send an email to Doug Wil­son at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone or text Doug at (603) 5029234, or
  • Sign-​up using the Christ­mas Tree Sale on-​line sign up form

Tree stand hours of oper­a­tion for St. Michael and St. Mary are:

  • Sat­ur­day — 9AM to 7PM
  • Sun­day — 9AM to 7PM
  • Thanks­giv­ing Week — 9AM to 5PM (Mon­day, Tues­day, Fri­day and Saturday)

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.

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.

icon globeNovena to the Holy Trinity

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.