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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.


Sunday Mass

Saturday Anticipatory: 5:00 PM
Sunday morning: 8:00 AM (St. Peter, Tenino), 10:30 AM

Daily Mass: Tue-Fri 9:00 AM
First Tues. with Anointing of the Sick: 9:00 AM
See facebook for schedule changes.


Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:00-7:45 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

First Friday Devotions

+ Eucharistic Adoration with Anointing of the Sick: 9:00 AM (St. Peter, Tenino) Beginning Jan. 3
+ Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction: 6:30 PM (St. Columban) Beginning Feb. 7


Prayer Groups

Marian Rosary Group: Mon 7:00-8:00 PM

Spanish Rosary: Mon 6:00-7:00 PM in the Hall
Holy League Men's Rosary: Third Fri. 6:30 PM

Mother's Group: Wed. 10:00-11:00 AM, Hall

All events take place at St. Columban Church in Yelm unless otherwise noted. The Holy Rosary begins 30 minutes before all Masses and Monday 8:30 AM.

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. 

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


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

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

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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.

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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.