The Columbian Squires is an international youth fraternity run by the Knights of Columbus for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and 18.
They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in St. Mary's Room.
The Squires is designed to develop young men as leaders who understand their Catholic religion, who have a strong commitment to the Church and who are ready, willing and capable of patterning their lives after the Youth Christ.
The supreme purpose of the Columbian Squires is character building.
Squires have fun and share their Catholic faith, help people in need, and enjoy the company of friends in social, family, athletic, cultural, civic and spiritual activities.
Through the Squires Advancement Program, squires complete achievements and earn ranking through five levels of advancement; Page, Shield Bearer, Swordsman, Lancer and Squire of the Body of Christ.
Through their local circle, Squires work and socialize as a group of friends, elect their own officers, and develop into Catholic leaders.
The Squires officers consist of Chief Squire, Deputy Chief Squire, Bursar Squire, Notary Squire, Marshall, Arm Captain and Pole Captain.
Each Circle is supervised by a Knights of Columbus Council and has an advisory board made up of the Grand Knight, the Chancellor and Chaplain.
Adults, members of the Knights of Columbus, fill the roles of Chief Counselor and Chancellor, a priest fills the role of the Father Prior.
There are more than 25,000 Squires around the world in 5,000 Squire Circles.
Please contact Kelly Osterdyk at 320.629.7180 for more information.