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7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
7. columbian squires
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7. columbian squires

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  • 1. COLUMBIAN SQUIRES A society for young Catholic gentlemen ages 10-18 years old The official Catholic youth arm of the Knights of Columbus Future members of the Knights of Columbus DEFINITION
  • 2. The purpose of this society is the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members & the development of their leadership qualities. (Section II, Art. II.) OBJECTIVE COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 3. Each unit shall be known as a Circle and shall be identified by the number assigned by the Supreme Council Committee on Charters upon Institution of the Circle. (Section II, Art. III) ORGANIZATION COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 4. COLUMBIAN SQUIRES Brother Barnabas Mcdonald, (real name, Edward Patrick Mcdonald) August 4, 1925 - Duluth, Minnesota, USA Barnabas Circle No. 1, sponsored by Duluth Council No. 447 Philippines – Cebu City, Nov. 5, 1950 Circle 623, Council 3106 FOUNDING OF THE
  • 5. SQUIRES DIFFERENT The purpose of the Squires program is to develop young men as Catholic leaders who understand their religion A Squires circle is designed to be run both by and for young men. A Squires is an athletic team, a youth group, a social club, a cultural and civic improvement association, management training program, and a spiritual awareness course all rolled into one. WHAT MAKES A
  • 6. COLUMBIAN SQUIRES? Catholic young men between the ages of 10 and 18 who are members of unit called “CIRCLE.” WHO ARE THE HOW TO JOIN THE COLUMBIAN SQUIRES? By invitation from a Squire or a Knight.
  • 7. SQUIRES EMBLEM The Squires emblem symbolizes the ideals which identify a Squire. Centered in a circle and on a maltese cross the letters “P” “I” “S” and “C” (which symbolize the unity of physical, intellectual, spiritual and civic life in a squire) are the larger letters “C”, representing Christ, “S,” the squires, and “K,” the Knights by whom the Squires program is sponsored. ESTO DIGNUS means “BE WORTHY” or “Maging Karapat-dapat”
  • 8. CIRCLE SPONSORSHIP The Local Council Fourth Degree Assembly REQUIREMENTS TO INSTITUTE A CIRCLE Recruit 30 young men as candidates Fill up & submit Notice of Intent (Form 460), Election Report (Form 468) & Membership Documents (Form 280) TO REACTIVATE All except Form 460 CEREMONIAL TEAM Contact your local Council / District Investiture Team or Luzon office COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 9. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE SQUIRES KC • Chief Squire Grand Knight • Deputy Chief Squire Deputy Grand Knight • Notary Recorder • Bursar Treasurer • Marshal Warden • Sentry Inside Guard • Arm Captain Guard • Pole Captain Guard • Father Prior Chaplain • Chief Counselor Adviser COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 10. SERVICE PROGRAMS SPIRITUAL SERVICE CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP SUPERVISION ADVISORY BOARD COUNCIL Grand Knight Deputy GK Father Prior ASSEMBLY Faithful Navigator Faithful Captain Faithful Friar PARISH CIRCLES Chief Counselor COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 11. COMMON PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED APPOINTING OF COUNSELLORS ACTIVE CIRCLE BUT NO ACTIVITY ACTIVE COUNCIL BUT NO SQUIRES CIRCLE ACTIVE CIRCLE BUT NO REPORTS NO RESPONSE FROM ALL COMMUNICATIONS LACK OF COORDINATION LACK OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IN INSTITUTING LATE SUBMISSION OF ALL REPORT FORMS LACK OF FUNDS FOR CIRCLE ACTIVITIES COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 12. “The primary goal of Columbian Squires program is leadership training.” VIRGIL C. DECHANT Former Supreme Knight COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 13. “The supreme purpose of the Columbian Squires is character building.” BROTHER BARNABAS Squires Founder COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
  • 14. “The most important factor in the success of our Columbian Squires program is the leadership which our mature knights furnish to adolescent squire.” BROTHER BARNABAS Squires Founder COLUMBIAN SQUIRES

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