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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Council Spelling Bee

February 1, 2020, the council had it's Annual Spelling Bee, below are our winners; (L to R) 3rd Place winner is Khiari Robison, 2nd Place Winner Matthew VanderWoude and 1st Place winner Leandro Morales, with Bee Chairperson Peter Marx, PGK, F.S.

All 3 students will represent the council on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Regional Spelling bee to be held at Kacey's Banquet Hall 17800 Lorenz Ave., Lansing. Registration starts at 10:00AM and the bee begins at 10:30AM.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Council held it's annual basketball Free throw.  Above are our winners. Our top winners; Jasmine Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Ariyelli Martinez, Alondra Sebastien, Mario A. Maldanado Jr.,  Xavier Maldanado, and Christopher Maldanado.


Winners with trophies will move to either the Regional Competition, on Sunday March 15, 2020 at St Christopher School 4130 147th Street Midlothian IL 60445. Registration Starts at 12:00PM and the tournament starts at 1:00PM


Council Basketball free-throw winners

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?!

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.

Upcoming events:

Are you interested in Joining the Knights?  See our information and detailed membership requirements can be found on the "Recruitment" page of this website.

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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