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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
March 2015

March is Founder’s month, and March 29, in particular, is Founder’s Day.  Don’t forget that our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGiveney, wanted our Order to be a society of Catholic men, established in every Parish, that would support the Priests, but also provide a financial safety net for Catholic men and their families.  For 133 years, the Knights of Columbus have been doing just that.  Let prospective members, especially young family men, know what the Order can provide for them. If they joined the Order because of the fraternal benefits, encourage them to join in the works of the order in support of the Church.  If they joined the Knights of Columbus to participate in the works of the Order, let them know about the fraternal benefits that membership avails them, including the Orders solid insurance and financial programs. Everyone joins for a reason. We simply have to let our members and prospective members know what we have to offer!

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In the Beginning….........

The Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th, commemorates the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would conceive Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Traditionally, 9 months later, Jesus is born. We are going to follow the development of a child in the womb from now till Christmas.

The Holy Spirit, “the Lord, the Giver of Life,” cooperates with man and woman in creating a new human being. At conception, when we were just one cell, our DNA is completed. Everything physically about us was determined then. The color of our hair, the color of our eyes, how tall we will be, whether we will have diabetes later in life, whether we will need to wear glasses, everything physical is determined by our DNA in the beginning.

“I am the handmaid of the Lord, said Mary!” Luke 1:38

2015 State Sporting Clays Tournament

Don’t miss out on this years exciting Sporting Clays Tournament on April 11, 2015 at Powder Creek Shooting Park, 8601 Monticello Road Lenexa, Kansas. The host council has a wonderful weekend planned for all Brother Knights and their families.  Information about the tournament and registrations forms can be found at See the attached flier for additional information.

71st Annual State Bowling Tournament Results

Final Results for the 71st Annual Kansas Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament can be found at

Next years tournament will be held at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence and hosted by District 18.

2014-2015 Seminarians   -  Updated

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2014-2015 school year. Read More

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Kansas Knight of the Month

Anthony E. Hernreck
Council #1901 - Greely
District 13

Supreme Council Families of the Month

Ben & Stephanie Schmitz Family
Council #534 - Topeka

Ronald & Shawnee Branek Family
Council #1510 - Norton

Curtis & Mary Kay Weber Family
Council #2133 - Ellis

Mike & Gloria Meerpohl Family
Council #4219 - Holton

Scott & Monica Greenwood Family
Council #7769 - Osage City

David & Karen Wallsmith Family
Council #900 - Leavenworth

Brian & Teresa Still Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan

Joe & Vicky Schmidt Family
Council #3033 - Atwood

Brad & Kim Griffith Family
Council #7279 - Hutchinson

Zachard & Kerrie King
Council #9535 - Mayetta

114th Annual State Convention

The 114th Annual State Convention is being hosted by Mother Teresa Council #534 in Topeka. Please visit for more information.

Supreme Council Notice Regarding Youth Protection Training and Background Checks

The Board of Directors of Knights of Columbus has designated the following official positions in Knights of Columbus to receive mandatory Praesidium Armatus online safe environment training: State Deputies, State Squires Chairmen, State Youth Directors, Grand Knights, Youth Directors, Columbian Squires Chairmen, Chief Counselors, Committee Counselors, and Faithful Navigators (if their assembly sponsors a Squires Circle).
If you currently hold one of these positions it is important that you please read the attached notice from George Hanna, Senior Vice President for Fraternal Services.

Click here for the notice.

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial

Membership Playbook - Revision #2 (June 2012)

The Membership Playbook has been updated for 2012 - 2013. The Membership Playbook can be opened by clicking here. Please contact a member of the Membership Team if you have questions or suggestions for additional information.


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