67 Years of Tradition - for the Lansing Council # 3540:


Inspired by the works of the Knights of Columbus in other communities, a group of Knights, members from various councils and living in Lansing, and all members of St. Ann’s parish, consulted with their Pastor, Rev. Fr. Francis Bellerive and his assistants, Rev. Raphael Orozco and Rev. John Eichelman about forming a Knights of Columbus council in Lansing. These men saw the need for a catholic fraternal organization in the community. Like Fr. Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus in 1882 in New Haven, CT., these men too saw what an organization of Catholic men could accomplish. Their vision was to encourage other Catholic men to join the order and help spread the works of the Knights of Columbus. The council was established on June 22, 1952. See the "about us" tab more council history.

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The Supreme Office Essay Contest Winners

The Lansing Council No. 3540 wishes to Congratulate the following winners of the 2019 Essay Contest; (Pictured L to R) 3rd Place Winner: Max Sombong, 2nd Place Winner: Giselle Gomez, 1st Place Winner: Oluvajimi “Jimmy” Ogunyoye.

Each at the 8th Grade St. Ann's Class, were asked to write an essay on the topic of the meaning of Virtue and how you live and embody the virtue of Charity. 

These top 3 essays were chosen to move ahead to our District competition.  If they should make the cut from district, the essay could possibly compete at our State and International levels of competition.

Pray for our Seminarians:  Peter Sahyouni & Victor Martinez
Have YOU paid your annual Dues?  Did your physical address & telephone number change?!  Want to add your e-mail address with the council?!
Upcoming events:

Are you interested in Joining the Knights?  Our Next Admission Degree (1st Degree) will be Thursday, January 23, 2020.  See our information and detailed membership requirements can be found on the "Recruitment" page of this website.

The next council annual Free-Throw contest (see flier HERE) will be Friday, January 24, 2020 at Coolidge Elementary School, 17845 Henry St, Lansing, IL 60438. This contest for Girls and Boys from the 5th grade to 8th grade is open to the public at no cost. Registration is from 6:00PM to 6:30PM and the competition starts at 6:30PM.

The Knights of Columbus, Lansing council #3540 is sponsoring a spelling bee contest (see flier HERE). This event is for girls & boys from 5th grade to 8th grade and is open to the public at no cost. The first, second & third place winners will receive a trophy & compete in the regional spelling bee contest. Save the Date & NOTE THE DATE CHANGE for, Saturday, February 1st, 2020, Registration will begin at 10:00am, and the contest will start at 10:30am. This event will be held at Kacey’s Banquet Hall 17800 Lorenz Ave. The Regional Spelling bee is in March 2020.

Interested in the Venerable Rev. Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild?  This is a FREE membership, for details on how YOU can join, follow this link: HERE!

A St. Baldricks event will be held (see flier HERE) at Kacey’s on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  If you are interested in helping the council to raise funds to fight Childhood cancer, visit this link for donation/registration:


The Council will host a Newman Fund Walk-A-Thon (See flier HERE). The term Newman Center originates with Cardinal Newman, our benefactor. He began this idea in England in the early 1800's. Originally Catholic students only attended Catholic Universities for their education and training. However, public universities offer more class selection and some had no choice but to attend public institutions. Please save the date: Sunday, April 26, 2020  to help us walk to raise needed funds for Newman, the walk details can be found HERE.

Interested in the Venerable Rev. Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild?  This is a FREE membership, for details on how YOU can join, follow this link: HERE!

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