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Patriots Corner

Tom Monahon,

Fourth Degree District Master,

South Carolina District

De Soto Province


Brother Sir Knights,

79th Exemplification: The 79th Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mills, SC. This will be the last Exemplification this fraternal year.

Military Chaplainís Fund: Supreme is requesting additional support of the Military Chaplainís Fund. As noted in my letter to each Faithful Navigator, I urge each Assembly to prayerfully consider donating to this patriotic and Catholic need.

Veterans Administration Volunteer Services (VAVS) Program: I want to thank SK Wayman Johnson, the District VAVS Director, with SK Leonard M. Williams and SK William C. Shoemaker for serving as VAVS Representatives. The cover the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (MC) in Augusta, GA, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA MC in Columbia, SC, and the Ralph H. Johnson VA MC in Charleston, SC. I am looking for a VAVS Representative to serve the MC in Charlotte, NC and Savannah, GA.
52nd Annual Police and Fire Fighter Award Breakfast: It was an honor to serve in an honor guard at Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Charleston for the Rev. P. N. Lynch Assembly #1071 52nd Annual Police and Fire Fighter Award Breakfast. It was a further honor to speak to police and fire fighters of the Charleston force along with our Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, the mayor and the Police and Fire Chiefs.

Armistice Day Mass Ė On November 11, it was my honor to serve in an Honor Guard for Mass at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Charleston on the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I. I thank the Rev. P. N. Lynch Assembly #1071 for taking the lead and the other Assemblies in the greater Charleston area, especially St. Francis Caracciolo Assembly #3697 in providing the Honor Guard.

78th Exemplification: The 78th Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree was held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. Fifty-Five (55) candidates were Exemplified. The honoree was SK Michael J. Mika, FDM.



Let us pray for our country and Church:


Holy Family, pray for us.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn, pray for us.

St. Joseph, patron saint of the Universal Church, pray for us. 



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