Columbian Squires

Francis M. Kistner Circle #5481

What is the Columbian Squires?

The official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus.

Who are the Columbian Squires?

Catholic young men between ths ages of  10 and 18 years old, who are members of a unit called a "Circle."

How does a young man join the organization?

By invitation from a Squire or a Knight of Columbus or by                          clicking on "contact us" at the top of  this page.

What does a Columbian Squire Do?

The Columbian Squires states the object of the program to be: "the spirtual, cultural, civic, social and phyical improvement of it's members, and the development of their leadership qualities."  To prepare catholic young men to become leaders among their fellow citizens.

The History of the Columbian Squires.

Founded on August 4, 1925 with the institution of Duluth Circle 1 in Duluth, Minn., 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," (section II, Article II of the Laws and Rules of the Columbian Squires).

The Squires is an international fraternity of approximately 25,000 Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18, in over 1,500 circles worldwide. Circles exist, or have existed, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and on U.S. military bases abroad. Local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies sponsor Squire circles, which may be based either in a council/assembly hall, in a parish building, a parochial, private, public or military school, or on a military installation. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities.

Squire Members

Alex Berman                  Vincent Blandino           

 Joseph Carelli               Carlo Carrion

Miles Charles                 Patrick Davila            

Fabio Estrada                 Christopher Gonzalez

Nikos Gonzalez              Zachary Kelly                

Aire Justine Magbag     Matthew Matheis

 Kevin Melgarejo            Giovanni Nunez

Ceasar Olivas                 Ramon Paris                

Justin Peters                   Michael Pignatelli         

Anthony Prestigicomo   George Rodriguez       

Osvaldo Vasquez          Jonathan Walls




Squire Counselors

Fr. Alonzo Cox                Fr. Prior

Jim Monforte                  Chief

Vinny Blandino               Associate  (CC)

Kevin Brand                   Associate   (SPC)

Steve Jasiak                 Associate    (SEC)

Ruben Martinez             Associate   (MC)

Ozzie Velez                   Associate

Sal Isabella                   Associate


Fr. Alonzo Cox                          Father Prior 

Ray Paris                                  Chief Squire

Jonathan Walls                        Deputy Chief Squire

Joseph Carelli                           Notary

Vincent Blandino                      Bursar

Michael Pignatelli                    Marshal

George Rodriguez                    Sentry

Anthony Prestigicomo              Sentry

Aire Justine Magbag                Arm Captain

Giovanni Nunez                       Pole Captain

Anthony Prestigicomo      (SPC)  Spiritual Chairman

Jonathan Walls                  (SEC)   Service Chairman

George Rodriguez            (CC)    Circle  Chairman

Michael Pignatelli             (MC)    Membership Chairman


Past Chief Squires

Alberto Francisquini     Dec, 17 2010 to June 20 2011

Salvatore Isabella           July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

Michael Ambrosino        July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Omar Soria                      July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

Carlo Carrion                  July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

Ramon Paris                   July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016