All public Masses and in-person gatherings are currently suspended

By order of Archbishop Etienne, all Public Masses and in-person events within the Archdiocese of Seattle until further notice. This includes classes, Bible Studies, social gatherings, and prayer groups that meet on church property.  We will inform parishioners the moment these restrictions are lifted.  Read more

Although the Church buildings and offices are closed, we will continue assisting parishioners' needs over the phone 360-458-3031 x2 (Spanish x6) or over email parishoffice@sc-sp.org.

Confessions and Anointing of the Sick are available by appoint only: call 360-458-3031 x6.

For assistance by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul please leave you name, phone number, and details of your need to 360-458-1904. Please be patient as our St. Vincent volunteers check voicemails and assist others. 

Celebrating Holy Mass

How to view Mass online or on TV/radio

Since the Archbishop has temporarily dispensed our obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person, we invite you to watch Mass every Sunday and make a Spiritual Communion.
Live streamed Mass: Click here to watch live-streaming Mass from St. Columban Starts 10:00 AM Sunday March 29.
Other live streamed Mass sources:
ONLINE - Archbishop Etienne will stream Mass daily from St. James Cathedral: (Click here to watch over Facebook) (Click here to watch on Vimeo.com) Weekdays & Sunday 8:30am.
TELEVISION - EWTN (Comcast Xfinity Channel 233) 9:00 AM PDT everyday (Click here to watch online)
RADIO - Sacred Heart Radio (AM 1240 / FM 104.7 / AM 1050 / FM 100.3) 5 AM and 9 AM Every day
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Financial Stewardship

Weekly Offering 

Our community parish still needs your support to fund religious education programs, maintenance, and charitable works! A big thank you to those that dropped in your offerings and made your online giving. May God reward your generosity. 

OPTION 1 - Sign-up for Online Giving (preferred)

OPTION 2 - You may mail your Offering Envelope (for both St. Columban & St. Peter) to our address: 506 First St. S // Yelm, WA 98597 (Regular postage required)

OPTION 3 - If you are able or live in town, please drop off your envelope at the St. Columban Parish office (Monday - Thursday 9:00AM to 2:00PM). You may also use the mailbox in front of the church; please make sure your donation is dropped in the top slot and NOT in "Outgoing mail."

Annual Catholic Appeal

Please give to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, which funds various ministries within the Archdiocese of Seattle. All contributions received in excess of our goal will come directly back to St. Columban or St. Peter as a rebate. This year’s rebate will go towards the completion of our prayer gardens. It is our hope that ALL of our parish families will participate. You may do so in one of three ways:

OPTION 1 - Give by phone. Call your donation into the Annual Catholic Appeal Office at 800-809-4921.

OPTION 2 - Give online. Click here to pledge, make payment on a pledge or set up a one-time gift.

OPTION 3 - Give by mail. Send a check or money order payable to “Annual Catholic Appeal” to: Annual Catholic Appeal / 710 9th Avenue / Seattle, WA 98104

Regardless of which option you choose, please specify "St. Columban - Yelm" or "St. Peter - Tenino" as your parish.

Please contact us at parishoffice@sc-sp.org or call 360-458-3031 x3 for more information on becoming Catholic, preparing for Marriage, or registering your child or youth for Faith Formation, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation.

In-person Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation classes for Children (K-5) and Youth (6-12) preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are currently suspended. Please contact us for do-at-home materials and links to online sources.

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1210

Faith Formation

To register your child for please complete this form to register and turn-in to the parish office.

Children's Ministry - Kindergarten - 5th Grade & Sacramental Prep. 

Youth Ministry - Faith Formation for 6th-12 Grade & Confirmation Prep  More info here 

Adult Bible Study - Thurs. 9:00 AM (St. Peter Tenino),
Thurs. 6:30 PM (St. Columban, resumes Sept. 5) 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)  Tuesday 6:30 PM. Please contact the office to inquire joining the Catholic Faith. All adults are welcome to attend classes to enrich their faith. 

GET FORMED
Sunday mornings during Children's Ministry classes, join us in the Parish hall for a video presentation FORMED.org.

FORMED.org has insightful videos, kid-friendly cartoons, movies, and talks from well-known Catholic speakers, all accessible from the comfort of your own home. Access to parishioners is free: Register for FORMED here.

Teaching Safety class information

 

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Service Ministries

Apostolates

Winter Clothes Closet Monday-Thursday 6-8 PM, closed Dec. 25-26

Altar Society - Meets third Saturdays

Holy Communion to the Home-bound 
Contact us to schedule.

Knights of Columbus - Meets third Wednesdays 6PM

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Meets third Thursdays. For emergency assistance please leave you name, number, and details of your need to (360) 458-1904.

Women's Club - Meets second Tuesdays

 

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Register as a Parishioner

Register online or call us at
1-360-458-3031
Please fill out a downloadable registration form and turn-in to the parish office. Forms may also be emailed, however we may need to contact you to verify information.

Young Adults (Age 18-30s) Sign up to receive a weekly newsletter for Catholic Young Adults in the Archdiocese of Seattle:
Click here to subscribe to the Scroll

We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to place God first, to know him, and to grow in holiness together. We strive to live the Gospel through the Eucharist, in our teaching, and way of life.

The Roman Catholic Church in our area gathers together at both St. Columban Parish in Yelm and St. Peter Mission in Tenino to minister to the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties. We are a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

Our community has grown since its origins at the former St. Margaret Mary Church in McKenna. Our current church is named for the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe Saint Columbanus.

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