Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men. Membership is required. Our Knights of Columbus Council 8488 is very active in our parish.


Our Legacy

A Gift in Honor of Father Don

Father Don requested that upon his move to the Salina Cathedral, any departure gift would be in form of a donation to Catholic Charities.  He was presented a check from the Knights of Columbus at the June 22, 2015 Awards Dinner. Above, Father Don presents the check to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Helen Matthews of Catholic Charities.

Congratulations Hammerschmidt Family!

Denny and Vicki Hammerschmidt and their family has been named the Kansas Knights of Columbus State Family of the Year.  The honor was announced on May 2 during the 114th Annual Knights of Columbus Kansas State Convention. Congratulations to our Brother Knight Denny and his wonderful family!

Council Supports the Flint Hills Breadbasket

Kevin Roberts, Grand Knight of STM Council 8488, presents a $500.00 donation to Maribeth Keiffer, Executive Director for the Flint Hills Breadbasket.  The Council for the 2014 Council year donated 6,060 pounds of food and $1,817.66 to the Breadbasket.

Top Council

St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus council 8488 was recognized by Wade Greif as the top council of the seven in his territory for their 2014 recruitment and financial support to the Knights of Columbus.  Wade donated $400 to the council for their efforts.

(Left to right) Mike Gilmarten, Dick Wirtzberger, Denny Hammerschmidt, and Wade Greif

St Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151


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