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


  • Saturday March 25th - Knights Prayer for the Unbon, Rosary after Benediction, memorial dedication after 4 PM Mass 
  • Sunday March 26th - Knighthood (3rh) Degree
  • Monday March 27th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting
  • Saturday-Sunday April 1/2 Trash Bag Sales
  • Saturday April 1 Decorate Church for Easter
  • Monday April 10th, 7:00 PM - Business Meeting
  • Thursday April 20th, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting
  • Monday April 24th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting

Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

  •  Evangelization:   Evangelization: Help persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church

Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  •  For the Catechumens and Candidates for Reception into the Church that these days of Lent may be a time of a deepened experience of Our Lord’s love for them as they prepare for Baptism and to receive Jesus in the Eucharist.
  •  That many during the Lenten Season will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and there encounter God’s mercy and grace.


Fr. Greg Intentions 

        For many graces and God’s blessing for:

  •  Fr. Jonathan Dizon who celebrates his 40th birthday on March 13th
  •  Dcn. Dan Ondracek who celebrates his 60th birthday on March 17th
  •  Our School of Faith parish mission March 13, 14, 15th
  •  All our Catechumens, Candidates, and Catholics completing Sacraments in the        RCIA as they draw near to the Easter Sacraments (and have a retreat on March      25th)
  •  Our young people preparing for Confirmation by Archbishop Naumann on March      30th † Our deaf community and their retreat on April 1/ 2

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.


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