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


  •                   September
  • Thu Sept 21st, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting
  • Mon Sept 25th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting 


  •                   October
    Sat-Sun Oct 7-8 - Trash Bag Sales
  • Fri-Sun Oct 6-8 - Tootsie Roll Drive 
  • Mon Oct 9th, 7:00 PM - Business Meeting
  • Sun Oct 15th - Pancake Breakfast - Pro Life
  • Thu Oct 19th, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting
  • Mon Oct 23rd, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting




Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

  • Evangelization: Parishes at the service of the mission—That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen. 

 Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  •   That those who are unemployed or under employed will find work that will enable them to support adequately, themselves and their families.
  • That we see our labor as a means of glorifying God by using our gifts and talents for the welfare of those impacted by our work.
  • For entrepreneurs and job creators that they see their work as a ministry providing their employees with meaningful and dignified employment that allows their workers to support themselves and their families.

Fr Greg Intentions 

  • For many to heed the call, to participate in, and find renewal in the Christ Renews His Parish Womens' Retreat (Sept. 9/10).
  • For good weather and good fellowship for our upcoming parish event, the Stone’s Folly Art Festival celebration September 29/30
  • For all of those seeking to join the Catholic Church by entering our parish RCIA program. 


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