St. Basil’s Columbian Squires Circle 5509
-St. Basil’s Columbian Squires Circle #5509 were offically 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your son (10-18 years of age) would like to join.
2013 Squires Circle 5509 Activities:
-Spiritual Activities: Volunteer to participate at Parish Mission and Youth Mass.
-Service Activities: Medal of Honor Grove.
-Circle Activities: Bowling on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12 PM (details will be made available to membership).
-Membership Activities: -February 2nd and 3rd. Squires will ask new members to join after each mass.
-Open House held Sunday evening February 10, 2013 in Rectory Basement for Squires candidates and their parents to ask questions about joining the Squires or the Knights of Columbus.
Year 2012 Completed Squires Circle 5509 Activities:
Service Activity: BOTTLES 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.
Service Activity: Saturday, March 31st – Help Knights set up for Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast -9AM-10 AM Meet in the Church Gym to set up tables.
Service Activity: Sunday, 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
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.
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)
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
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
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
-Chief Counselor, Christopher Mitchell
-Father Prior, Rev. Gary Pacitti
-Service Counselor, Dr. Stan Conover
-Circle Counselor, Dr. Edward Linder
-Membership Counselor, Dr. Rodger Rothenberger
-Spiritual Counselor, Tom Everly
-Grand Knight, Thomas Mitchell
-Deputy Grand Knight, Edward Griffith
-Treasurer, George Detwiler
Former Circle Officers and Members:
-Chief Squire Emeritus, Charter Member, Chase Capone
-Chief Squire Emeritus, Charter Member, Christopher Rothenberger
-Deputy Chief Squire, Charter Member, Brandon Rothenberger
-Marshall, Charter Member, Trevor Conover
-Chief Squire, Luke Conover
-Deputy Chief Squire, Tyler Mitchell
-Bursar, Joseph Frisco
-Notary, Justin Mitchell
CONGRATS TO OUR PAGE LEVEL SQUIRES:
Circle Member Roster (*indicates charter member):
Joseph Misciosia, Jr.*
Squires Background and Information:
-The Columbian Squires is an international youth fraternity run by the Knights of Columbus for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and 18. The Latin motto, “Esto Dignus,” encircles the emblem. Translated into English, it means “Be Worthy.”
-The emblem of the Squires symbolizes the ideals which identify a squire. On the arms of a Maltese cross are the letters “P,” which represents the physical development necessary to make the body as strong as the spirit; “I,” which stands for the intellectual development needed for cultural and mental maturity; “S,” which represents the spiritual growth and practice of our faith and “C,” which stands for the development of citizenship and civic life. The larger letters: “C,” representing Christ; “S,” the Squires; and “K,” the Knights of Columbus, by whom the Squires program is sponsored, are intertwined in the center of the cross. They are the three foundations of the program.
-The Latin motto, “Esto Dignus,” encircles the emblem. Translated into English, it means “Be Worthy.”
If you would like more information please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or visit the Knights of Columbus website at http://www.kofc.org/un/en/squires/index.html