2016 Spelling Bee
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Boys and Girls aged 9-14 are invited to download the spelling words to participate starting at:
10:00 AM
Kacey’s Hall
17800 Lorenz Avenue
Lansing, IL

Basketball free throw
Friday, January 22, 2016 Boys and Girls aged 9-14 are invited to shoot Free-throws

  • FREE Registration is 5:30PM
  • Competition starts at 6:00PM

Coolidge School
17845 Henry Street
Lansing, IL.
Registration materials

Council #3540
2015 Seminarians Flyer

These young men can use your prayers and support while they are at St. Joseph’s Seminary studying to become a priests.


Father Michael J. McGivney Guild

IL 60th State Certificate
 From Grand Knight
Matt Martinez.....

Hello Brother Knights,

Thank you for the opportunity to be your Current Grand Knight. By the time you read this, I would have been serving you for the last 6 months – where has the time gone ?

I sincerely hope to see more of you Brothers at our General meetings which are always the 1st Tuesday of Each month, starting at 8PM.

With a membership of 388 Brothers, we should be making our council quota of 28 new members, but to date, we’ve added 5 new members to join the council. I need your help! Don’t forget our council challenge as an added incentive, the member that brings in the most new members at the end of this fraternal year, will receive a FREE council shirt. Contact our Worthy Insurance agent Tim Totos and meet with him, to also help us be a step closer to STAR council.

A Hospitality Weekend and Membership Drive will take place after the Saturday 4:00 p.m. Mass on January 2, and both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2016. Masses at St. Ann Church located at 3010 Ridge Road in Lansing, IL. This is another opportunity for you to come out on this weekend and help the Council speak with and/or sign up new members. If interested, please contact Membership Director, Jim Bis or myself as soon as possible.

Your council stands ready to assist you, my Brother Knight to further your journey on obtaining more degrees with our Order. On Friday, January 29, 2016 is the next major degree (where you can take your 2nd and 3rd Degrees) which is located at: St. Anthony Church, 7659 West Sauk Trail - Frankfort, Illinois. 7:00PM will be Registration start time and the degree ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:30PM. Don’t go alone, let me or an officer know of your intentions.

If you are a third Degree, then Saturday February 20, 2016 is for you to take the 4th degree Exemplification next. Your application is due by February 5th, so if you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

The Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar has Lent beginning on Wednesday, February 10th this year. This is yet again another opportunity for our preparation leading up to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Please join us for our March 1, 2016 General Meeting where the council will have the opportunity to review the Charitable Use and Distribution agreement, that the council granted me special permission to enter with the Columbian Club of Lansing. This will take place during the Annual Columbian Club Bi-Annual Report later in the evening.

Your council can use your assistance with the following programs; Right to Life March, The Basketball Free throw and the Council Spelling bee. Please look for more information on these articles in this bulletin for details.

If you are interested in becoming more active with the council, our Slate committee (which interviews prospective brothers about serving Lansing Council #3540) will be meeting very soon. The only requirements are that you are a member of the third degree, you attend an officer’s planning meeting along with the General meeting and have good attendance. For more information please speak with PGK Dom Ramirez, (708-921-2670) for more details.

Vivat Jesus!

We still need your help and/or co-chairpersons for the following programs;

  • Basketball Free-Throw Competition - January, 2016
  • Spelling Bee Competition - January, 2016
  • Right to Life March (Chicago, IL) – January, 2016
  • Council Clergy Night – April, 2016
  • Good Neighborhood Parade – May, 2016
  • Annual Golf Outing – June, 2016

Prayerfully consider attending our next meeting and stay afterwards to learn more about these great programs. We need your help to run and have another successful program.

Please see take a look at our Crawler in the upper right of this webpage. You can get more information about the following events planned:

Our next major degree exemplifications, for those wishing to join our council and the Knights will take place on:
  • (Take your 1st Degree) To be scheduled
  • (Major Degree Take your 1st-3rd Degrees) Friday, January 29, 2016 which is located at: St. Anthony Church, 7659 West Sauk Trail - Frankfort, Illinois. 7:00PM will be Registration start time and the degree ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:30PM
  • (Take your 4th Degree) Sunday, February 20, 2016 - 4th Degree Exemplification-Lisle (Sheraton Lisle Conference Center). Contact your membership Director or Grand Knight for Deadlines to meet!

Want to learn more about the Knights??
Please see the "How to Join" button on the left of this page.

If you are a member of the Knights of Columbus we welcome you to join us at our monthly meeting! The Lansing Council meets at our facility, located at: 17800 Lorenz Ave, Lansing, IL. See the "Directions" button on the left of this website page, for a map and driving details to find our council. Council meetings are held on the First Tuesday of each month starting at 8PM.