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

  •                   July
  • 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
  •                   August
  • Saturday-Sunday August 5/6 Trash Bag Sales
  • Sunday August 6th - Pancake Breakfast Coats for Kids
  • Monday August 14th, 7:00 PM - Business Meeting
  • Thursday August 17th, 7:30 PM - Chapter Meeting
  • Monday August 28th, 6:30 PM - Social Meeting

Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

  • † Evangelization: Those distant from the Christian Faith. That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life

 Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

  •  For a renewed respect in our nation for Religious Liberty, Conscience Rights, the Sanctity of Human Life, and the importance of Marriage as the Foundation of the Family. † That the summer months will provide individuals & families opportunities for physical rest & spiritual renewal.
  • That the summer months will provide individuals & families opportunities for physical rest & spiritual renewal.

Fr Greg Intentions 

  • For our parish, that we may have a listening and obedient heart like the Most Pure Heart of Mary 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 our youth, for growth in maturity and faith this summer, especially through our Vacation Bible School (July 10-14), Youth Group program, Camp Tekakwitha, Prayer and Action Program, Steubenville Conference, and in formation and prayer in the family. 

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