Since the early days of its founding through its protection of the orphans of its members, the Knights of Columbus has worked to provide for the welfare of young people. Through sponsoring sports activities and championships, youth groups, educational programs, scholarships, and a variety of other initiatives, the Order looks to foster development of young people as they follow their paths to adulthood.
If you are a Catholic young man, 10 to 18, years old, you're invited to join our local squires group, called a "circle." I the Squires, a youg man learns to become a leader - by serving others. By learning to serve others, a Squire becomes a better person, a better Catholic, and our community becomes a better place in which to live!
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." Squires are asked now more than ever to give of their time and their talent, as an individual and as a circle. Their service is needed by our country, our community, our neighbors and our Church.
The Squires emblem includes a Maltese cross upon which are the letters P. (physical fitness); I. (intellectual development); S. (spiritual growth and the practice of our faith); and C" (citizenship and civic life). The large letters C. and S. intertwined with the cross respectively represent Christ and Squires. The K. centered on the cross symbolizes the Knights of Columbus. Esto Dignus, the Squires' motto encircling the emblem, is Latin for Be Worthy.
Squire Roses.The Columbian Squire Roses is a Catholic Youth Leadership Organization of young ladies between the ages of 10 and 18 that support the church, community, families and friends.
The Emblem of the Columbian Squire Roses symbolizes the ideals which identify a Squire Rose. Centered in a circle is the cross of Christ, with the letters “F,” “W, ” “S,” and “C.” These symbolize Family, Wisdom, Spiritual, and Civic growth that occurs within the Squire Roses. Within the triangle are the letters “S, ” representing Service, “R,” for Responsibility, “C,” for Christ, and “K,” for the Knights of Columbus, by whom the Squires Roses program is sponsored. The triangle, the most stable geometric shape, is a representation of the Holy Trinity. A red rose adorns the emblem, symbolic of womanhood and of blossoming life. The emblem is encircled with a golden ring, signifying the value and perpetuity of the group, and that all within are equal. Upon the ring is the motto of the Squire Roses – “With Grace and Dignity We Stand as One.”
Religious Education Assistance Program (REAP). The Religious Education Assistance Program (REAP) is a scholarship grant program developed and administered by Fredericksburg Council #4034 of the Knights of Columbus. The purpose of the program is (1) to support Catholic school education and (2) to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to families who, because of financial difficulties, are unable to fully pay the current year’s tuition at one of three local area primary and secondary Catholic schools. Read More
Soccer Challenge.The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic soccer skill - the penalty kick. Open to all boys and girls in your community, ages 10-14, where each player will be allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line (12 yards from the goal). Winners progress to the district, regional, state and international levels.
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