Chief Counselor Dr. Ray Mascolo – 631-266-3196
Chief Squire Michael Schools
Deputy Chief Squire John Apollo
The Columbian Squires, the official youth organization of the Knights of
Columbus, is a leadership development program for young Catholic men,
10-18 years old. There are over 25,000 Catholic young men in over 1,400
local units, called circles, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico,
the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Guam.
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. 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.
Investitures are held throughout the year. Please contact Chief Counselor
Dr. Ray Mascolo – 631-266-3196 to attend.
Each month, the Squires gather to cook and serve a hot meal for the
homeless veterans in the Salvation Army building at the Northport VA
Hospital. If you are interested in donating or volunteering for this
program, please contact our Chief Counselor Dr. Ray Mascolo.