Richmond Columbian Squires

What are Columbian Squires?


An organization of more than 20,000 Catholic young men, ages 10-18 years old, who 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. As a Squire, you’ll be a member of one of more than 1,300 “circles” located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, the Caribbean, and other places where Knights of Columbus councils are located. Every circle is sponsored by a Knights of Columbus council, and Knights serve as adult counselors to the group.


A Squires circle is designed to be run both by and for young men. Through their local circle, Squires work and socialize as a group of friends, gradually developing into Catholic leaders.

The Squires emblem (as seen above) symbolizes the ideals which identify a squire. Centered in a circle and on a maltese cross with the letters “P”, “I”,”S” and “C” (which symbolize the unity of physical, intellectual, spiritual, and civic life in a squire) are the large letters “C” representing Christ, “S”, the squires, and “K” the Knights of Columbus by whom the Squires program is sponsored.

Squires graduating from the program at age 18 are eligible for college and vocations scholarships offered by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council office. They are urged to join the Knights to continue their commitment to Columbanism.


If you are a Catholic young man, 10 to 18 years old, you should be a member of the Columbian Squires, you do not have to be the son of a Knight to join. Your local circle which was first chartered in 1975 and then reactivated in 1988, includes members from St. Augustine Parish in Richmond & Holy Family Parish in Memphis.  They hold their meetings on the first and third Sundays at 1:00pm at the Richmond K of C Hall.  Please come by to meet the current members & counselors of our circle and see what all the fun is about.


If you would like more information please call:

 Curt Muylaert (586) 651-7937 or John Moilanen (586) 337-7770.