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.

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Breaking News and Upcoming Knights Events



  • Sat-Sun Jan 5-6 - Trash Bag Sales 
  • Sun Jan 6th - Pancake Breakfast - Youth Group  
  • Sun Jan 13th - Take Down Church Decorations 
  • Mon Jan 14th - Business Meeting (7:00)
  • Thu Jan 17th - Chapter Meeting (7:30) 
  • Sun Jan 20th - Council Free Throw Contest
  • Tue Jan 22nd - March for Life 
  • Mon Jan 28th - Social Meeting (6:30)  


  • Sat-Sun Feb 2-3 - Trash Bag Sales 
  • Sat Feb 9 - Wine and Cheese Party 
  • Sun Feb 10 - Pancake Breakfast  
  • Mon Feb 11th - Business Meeting (7:00)
  • Thu Feb 21st - Chapter Meeting (7:30)
  • Mon Feb 25th - Social Meeting (6:30) 

Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

Evangelization: That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world. 

Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

For the healing of wounds caused by racism.  

For an end to legalized abortion in the United States, and for the fostering of a culture of life where each and every human life is valued and protected.

Fr Greg Intentions 

For God’s blessing and presence in all that we do as a parish in 2019, especially upon the new rectory, the new parish master plan and upcoming campaign,
our stewardship and our liturgy. 

For a greater fidelity and reverence of all Catholics to attending Mass and receiving communion, and that many who have fallen away may return to the

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





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Contact Information

Position Grand Knight
Name Melvin Depperschmidt
Phone 785-230-2806


Members Only

Catholic Information
Catholic Prayer and Devotions
Faith Formation
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 Melvin Depperschmidt, GK, at 785-233-838 or Leo Cangiani, DGK at 969-8181.  


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