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.


Breaking News and Upcoming Knights Events

  •                   June
  • Thursday June 22nd, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting
  • Monday June 26th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting
  •                   July
  • Saturday-Sunday July 1/2 Trash Bag Sales
  • Monday July 10th, 7:00 PM - Business Meeting
  • Tuesday July 18th, 7:00 PM - In Solidarity with our Priests .. A night at the ballpark more
  • Monday July 24th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting
  • Thursday July 27th, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting

Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

  •  Eliminate arms trade—That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people. 

 Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  •  For a grater love and gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist as evidenced by an increased fidelity to participation in the Sunday Eucharist and a greater number of individuals participating in Eucharistic Adoration.
  • For the Lord’s blessing upon the Convocation of Catholic Leaders—The Joy of the Gospel in America, July 1-4, that it will help empower the Church in the United States to share more effectively the truth and beauty of our Catholic Faith.

Fr Greg Intentions 

  • For our parish, that we may open our hearts to the Holy Spirit by praying each Sunday “God, show me one way in this Mass I can become a-better-version-of-myself this week,” and listening to God’s answer (and possibly even recording it in a Mass journal). † For holy rest and leisure these summer days; for Fr. Jonathan for safe travels to the Philippines June 10 - July 11. 


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.

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Novena to the Divine Mercy

As Christians throughout the world prepare to commemorate the last hours of Jesus' passion, we invite each of our brother Knights and their families to pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy. The novena begins Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23. The prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, said on each day of the novena, can be found here.

 Learn more about the devotion to the Divine Mercy by checking out the Knights of Columbus #Mercy Stories YouTube series. The series focuses on Catholics whose lives have been transformed by their devotion to the Divine Mercy message.

 To watch the videos, click here


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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.


Prayer Calendar for Priests, developed by John Saiki, father of Fr. Saiki, is now available at 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.


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