St. Basil's Columbian Squires Circle 5509

Chartered on May 15, 2011.

-Our Squires Circle has 31 members.

About the Columbian Squires:

As the world faces difficult economic times, it is important to remember that donating money is not the only way to contribute. Squires are asked now more than ever to give of their time and their talent, as an individual and as a circle. Your service is needed by your country, your community, your neighbors and your Church.

Founded on August 4, 1925 with the institution of Duluth Circle 1 in Duluth, Minn., the Columbian Squires program strives to provide "the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members, and the development of their leadership qualities,"(section II, Article II of the Laws and Rules of the Columbian Squires).

The Squires is an international fraternity of approximately 25,000 Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18, in over 1,500 circles worldwide. Circles exist, or have existed, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and on U.S. military bases abroad. Local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies sponsor Squire circles, which may be based either in a council/assembly hall, in a parish building, a parochial, private, public or military school, or on a military installation. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities.


1.      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.


2.      Squires have fun. They meet new friends; they travel, play sports and socialize. Squires are serious-minded, too. Squires are involved in promoting vocations, marching in defense of unborn life, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, supporting Special Olympics and promoting Catholic education, among countless other activities. Thus, the Squires circle is an athletic team, a youth group, a social club, a cultural and civic improvement association, a management training course, a civil rights organization and a spiritual development program all rolled into one.

Join our Membership:
-Please contact us at if your son (10-18 years of age) would like to join.
  1. Service ActivityBOTTLES FOR LIFE.  Saturday, March 24, 2012  (after 5PM Mass) and Sunday, March 25th, after 8:30AM and 11AM Masses and 5PM Masses in the Narthex of Church

-Hand out Baby Bottles for Mom’s House and Pro-Life Donations.

-Bottles can be collected in Narthex of Church (drop off in Pack-N-Play) the weekends of March 31st and April 7th.

  1. Service ActivitySaturday, March 31st – Help Knights set up for Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast -9AM-10 AM Meet in the Church Gym to set up tables.
  1. Service ActivitySunday, April 1st – Help Knights at Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast       

-Come anytime between 8AM thru 2PM – Meet in the Church Gym

-Clearing tables and emptying trash cans

-Dress in character costumes

-Breakdown tables at the end of function – around 2PM- 2:30PM

  1. Circle Activity: Sales of Mother’s Day Hanging Flower Baskets- April 1st through May 1st – Fundraising Activity to help support our Circle Activities

-Mother's Day flower sales table at Pancake breakfast.

-Sold at tables in the Narthex of Church after masses.

-Sales and Flower sale pick up at the Flea Market on Sat. May 12, 2012 and Narthex of the church after each mass.

  1. Membership Activity Sunday April 15th – Man information and membership table

-After the 11 AM and 5PM Masses in Narthex  (third Sunday of each month- same day as the Meeting)

  1. Circle and Service Activity:  Saturday, May 12th – Two Squire Flea Market tables and help Knights with tables set up breakdown

-Bring any items from home for sale at our flea market tables – help support Circle Activities!

-Mother’s Day flower sales

-Help Knights break down tables after event

-Time 1 hour – 4 hours – meet in the Church Gym

  1. Circle Activity: Saturday, May 19th - Participate in the Phoenixville Dogwood Parade!

-Carry Squires Banner and wear Squire t-shirt to walk in the parade as a group.

-Carry stand with the Blessed Mother Statue and roses

-Time and Meeting location to be determined

  1. Service Activity: Saturday, June 9th – Costumes at Alex’s Lemonade Stand !

-Starting at 10AM (expect to return about 2:30PM) – Meet at St. Basil's parking lot 9:30 AM to carpool.

St. Basil's Squires Counselors and Members