Columbian Squires
Monthly Meetings
1st and 3rd Wed - 7pm
St. Joseph Old School
Who We Are

"The Columbian Squires is an organization of more than 20,000 young men 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. There are 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. 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 Columbianism."
    (From the Knights of Columbus website)

In early 1976, Massillon Council 554 formed Monsignor Labbe Columbian Squires Circle #2645. The circle was revitalized in 2001 and is now one of the largest Circles in the state of Ohio. The Massillon Squires Circle assists Council 554 members with various fundraising and social programs. They meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Activities and Programs

The goals of our events are to build Catholic virtue, serve the Church, and spread the Catholic faith – even without words – through service to the community, not to mention having fun in the process! Some of the exciting events we are planning include:

  • Annual day pilgrimage (e.g., St. Anthony’s Reliquary in Pittsburgh, Maria Stein Shrine)
  • Beautification projects at K of C Hall and local churches
  • Pancake breakfasts for local churches
  • Annual Cedar Point trip
  • Assisting at parish picnics, Faith Family Festival, Diocesan Men’s Conference
  • Airsoft Tournament weekend
  • Open gym events

For more information or to sign up, please contact Mike Szillat at Membership is free due to generous donations. Meetings are held at the Old St. Joseph School at 7 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.