68 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.
Our 4 Principles:
Lansing Council # 3540
Columbian Ladies of 3540
March 11, 2020 Message from Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson
(In reference to the Coronavirus) The Supreme Council most strongly recommends the following actions to protect brother Knights and others:
- Cancel all personal contact meetings, including business meetings, until further notice.
- Cancel all planned events, where people would gather, until further notice.
- Cancel all travel for Knights of Columbus business until further notice.
Per Grand Knight Michael Kabala for the Lansing council # 3540, the following events for the next couple of months, will be postponed for the immediate future;
St. Baldricks, Sunday, March 15,
Regional Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 21,
General Meeting for Council # 3540, April 7,
Clergy Night, Friday, April 24,
Newman Walk-a-Thon, Sunday, April 26,
Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, May 3,
General Meeting for Council # 3540, May 5.
General Meeting for Council # 3540, June 16,
General Meeting for Council # 3540, July 7th.
General Meeting for Council # 3540, August 4th.
Pray for our Seminarian:
65th Annual Knights of Columbus Raffle
Tickets are now on sale $20.00 per ticket, purchase 5 and your 6th is FREE.
Our prizes are:
1st Prize is $5,000.00
2nd & 3rd Prizes are $1,000.00
4th & 5th Prizes are $500.00
The next Early Bird drawing is 7/28/2020 for $250.00 prize!
We are selling tickets Kacey's Banquet Hall, Restaurant & Lounge ask the Bartender for your chance to win. Scan the QR code below to see when you can purchase your ticket(s).
Main drawing, and your last chance to purchase tickets will take place on: Friday, August 14, 2020
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 learning about the Venerable Rev. Fr. Michael J. McGivney? This is a FREE membership, for details on how YOU can join, follow this link: HERE!