MOST PURE HEART OF MARY
1800 Stone Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
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.
Pope Francis Intentions
† Evangelization: The Mission of the Laity That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.
Archbishop Naumann Intentions
† In thanksgiving for all Mothers, for all they do to help families to be loving and joyful. In thanksgiving for Mary being our Spiritual Mother.
† Pray for all graduates in thanksgiving for God’s blessings and that they will strive to follow God’s will in all their future endeavors.
† For a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit empowering priest, consecrated religious women and men, and all the laity to become more effective Missionary Disciples, sharing the Joy of the Gospel with others.
Fr Greg Intentions
†For our youth receiving their 1st Holy Communion April 15, and for our young adults receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 24 that they may grow in their faith.
† For a greater engagement of parishioners by the intentional practice of the “Four Signs” of prayer, study, generosity, and evangelization.
† For more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
† For divine guidance and blessing in building a new rectory and 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 parish buildings and grounds a fitting place for encountering Christ.
† 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.
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 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.
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