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


  • Sat-Sun Nov 4-5 - Trash Bag Sales
  • Sun Nov 5th - Pancake Breakfast - Seminarians 
  • Mon Nov 13th, 7:00 PM - Business Meeting
  • Thu Nov 16th, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting 
  • TBD - Decorate Church Advent
  • Mon Nov 27th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting


Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

  • † Evangelization: To witness to the Gospel in Asia. That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

 Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  • † For eternal rest for the members of the Archdiocese who died this past year and comfort and consolation for their family and friends who mourn their passing.

  • † For the gift of a grateful heart that is filled with awe at the wonder and beauty of creation, appreciation for the blessing of family and friends, and profound gratitude for our Catholic Faith and a God who desires friendship with us. 

Fr Greg Intentions 

  • † For all our parishioners and loved ones who died in the last year, may they rest in peace.
  • † For divine guidance as we design a new rectory and also begin the process of master planning our entire campus, that through the intercession of St. Joseph (carpenter and home-builder) and our Patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may make our grounds a vibrant and holy place.
  • † For more vocations to priesthood and religious life from our parish, that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers for his harvest, and for those in formation from our parish, Ben Rogers and Will Sutherland—priesthood, Jody Madden—permanent diaconate, and Sarah Ganser—religious life.
  • † For all the prayer intentions entrusted to us, that our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary would keep them in her Most Pure Heart and present them to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 


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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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