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 Sep 1-2 - Trash Bag Sales 
  • Mon Aug 10th - Business Meeting (7:00)
  • Thu Aug 20th - Chapter Meeting (7:30) 
  • Mon Aug 24th - Social Meeting (6:30)
  • Sat-Sun Sep 29-30 - Baby Bottle Drive


  • Sat-Sun Aug 6-7 - Trash Bag Sales 
  • Sun Aug 7th - Pro-Life Breakfast
  • Mon Aug 8th - Business Meeting (7:00)
  • Fri-Sun 12-14 - Tootise Roll Drive
  • Thu Aug 18th - Chapter Meeting (7:30)
  • Mon Aug 22th - Social Meeting (6:30)

Regional Events

Pope Francis Intentions 

 Universal: Young People in Africa That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

 Archbishop Naumann Intentions 

 For teachers and students as they begin a new school year, that they will grow in their love for Jesus and His Church.

 For the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, that he will bring our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in laws and welcomed in life.

Fr Greg Intentions 

 For all of those seeking to join the Catholic Church by entering our parish RCIA program and for the women attending the Christ Renews His Parish retreat that they find what they seek.

 For healing for all victims who have suffered any form of abuse by those in the Church and for the Lord to help us as Church cleanse the temple and seek greater holiness.

 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.




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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