Council

MOST PURE HEART OF MARY

Council #4254

1800 Stone Ave

Topeka, KS 66604

About Us

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

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Breaking News and Upcoming Knights Events

  • Saturday February 25th,  - Mardi Gras Party
  • Monday February 27th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting
  • Saturday-Sunday March 4/5 Trash Bag Sales
  • Sunday March 12th - Scholarship Pancake Breakfast 
  • Monday March 13th - Business Meeting 7 PM
  • Thursday March 16th - Chapter Meeting 7:30 PM  
  • Sunday March 26th - Knighthood (3rh) Degree
  • Monday March 27th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting

Regional Events


Pope Francis Intentions 

  •  Evangelization:   Universal: Welcome the Needy—That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  •  For married couples—that they are aware of the importance of their marriage to the Church as well as society and they grow daily in their love for each other in the Lord.

     For healing for the sick and that they are able to unite their suffering with the crucified Jesus and in Him find meaning and strength.


Fr. Greg Intentions 

  • † For many graces for all those participating in retreats and spiritual conferences in the upcoming weeks, in particular:

    • Parish staff retreat, January 27 (already past, but pray for continued graces) 
    • MPHM School spiritual activities during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 4
    • Fr. Jonathan & Washburn students @ Kansas Catholic College Student Convention, Feb. 3-5
    • Fr. Greg on annual personal retreat, Feb. 6-15
    • Discovering Christ program, especially the retreat, Feb. 11
    • 8th-grade students Confirmation retreat, Feb. 24
    • Christ Renews His Parish Women retreat, Mar. 4-5
    • Men Under Construction conference, Mar. 4
    • School of Faith Parish Mission @ MPHM, Mar. 13, 14, 15
    • Liturgical ministers retreat day, Mar. 18
    • Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) retreat, Mar. 25
    • Deaf Retreat, Apr. 1


News from Knights of Columbus National Staff

During the recent meeting of state deputies, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addressed the primary importance of membership recruitment and provided updates on other Knights of Columbus initiatives. Click here to read more.

The state deputies watched a video highlighting events of the 2016 Supreme Convention in Toronto. This video is available here. Please share this video on your council's website and Facebook Page so that your community can learn the extent of the Knights of Columbus' good works! 

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Contact Information

Position Grand Knight
Name Bill Lammers
Phone 785-554-9891
 

Members Only

Catholic Information
Catholic Prayer and Devotions
Faith Formation Courses
Knights Gear

If anyone knows of a Knight in distress, sick or in need of the Council's prayers, please contact Teddy Reiser, FS, at 785-845-5465, If you are interested in the Knights contact Bill Lammers, GK, at 785-554-9891 or Melvin Depperschmidt, DGK, at 785-233-8383.

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Prayer Calendar for Priests, developed by John Saiki, father of Fr. Saiki, is now available at www.ProLifeKC.com. Simply go to the homepage and scroll down to the link called Prayer Calendar for Priests. You can download and/or print the calendar through May 2016. Each day of the month a priest in the archdiocese is listed by name so that you can readily pray for the priest by name. Let us pray daily for our priests and seminarians.

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Our parish mission is:  We strive to imitate the heart of our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, by: Loving God with all our hearts, Loving our neighbor as ourselves and Bringing Christ to others. This is the essence of the Legion of Mary. Our Blessed Mother gives graces and gifts as she desires. We must answer the call. We are called to serve, to act with humility, patience and obedience. God has blessed us with eternal life and also our Blessed Mother. He continues to bless us through her graces. We must be obedient and do her work, wherever it takes us. We can do this by looking to Our Mother as our strength and our help. This is how we can truly answer the call of our Blessed Mother. Is the Blessed Mother calling you? For more information, call Beverly Brown at 785-272-2187 or Niashia Baker at 785-554-4129