Upcoming Masses & Events

Friday January 7, 2022
9:00AM     Daily Mass at St. Peter Mission in Tenino
6:30PM     First Friday Devotions at St. Columban
                 *will be livestreamed

Saturday January 8, 2022
3:30PM      Confession at St. Columban
5:00PM      Vigil Mass at St. Columban

Sunday January 9, 2022 - Baptism of the Lord
7:30AM      Confession at St. Peter Mission in Tenino
8:00AM      Mass at St. Peter Mission in Tenino
10:30AM    Mass at St. Columban
                  *will be Livestreamed

Takedown of the Christmas decorations will be
happening after each Mass on January 9th.
Volunteers Needed!

We belong to Christ, not ourselves.

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.

Please join us for First Friday Devotions live on our Facebook Page at 6:30PM.  You can download a digital copy of the booklet here.


Saint Columban Parish

506 First Street S, Yelm, WA 98597
For more information on our prayer groups, faith formation, parish ministries and apostolates, please contact the Parish Office. (360) 458-3031

St. Columban Catholic Church, Yelm, WA

Mass Times

Sunday Mass: 10:30 am
Saturday (Sunday anticipatory Liturgy): 5:00 pm
Weekday Mass: Tuesday - Friday (except First Fridays) 9:00 am


Saturday: 3:30-4:30 pm
By appointment: Call 360-458-3031 x6 to schedule

First Friday Devotions & Adoration

9:00AM at St. Peter's in Tenino
6:30PM at St. Columban

Anointing of the Sick

Call 360-458-3031 x6.

Parish Office Hours

Hours 9am-2pm Mon-Thu
Fri. by appointment.
506 First St. S / Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-3031 x5 (Spanish x8) Email: parishoffice@saintcolumbanyelm.org

Sunday Mass 8:00am (Confessions 30 Minutes before)
First Friday Mass 9:00am

Mass Attendance

In accordance with guidance from the Archdiocese, in-person Mass attendance is open to all with the following protocols in place:

*Masks are required unless you have a medical exemption
*If you wish to remain distanced from others you may do so at your own discretion.

The 10:30am Mass on Sunday is Livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintcolumbanyelm

Music During Mass

In accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines, congregational singing is limited to the Mass Parts and Responses only.  A worship aid can be found in the front of your pew missal and below are recordings for you to familiarize yourself at home if you wish to do so.

Ordinary Time  - Siena Mass Chant

Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, Agnus Dei

Advent and Lent - Roman Missal Chants

Memorial Acclamation
Agnus Dei

Solemnities and Holy Days of Obligation

Gloria - Missa De Angelis
Sanctus - Missa Jubilate Deo
Memorial Acclamation
Agnus Dei


A Community of Faith

We spread the Roman Catholic faith to the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties.

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

To register as a parishioner 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.



Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

For assistance please leave your 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. 

Winter Clothes Closet

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm from December - March in the old church building. Call Parish office or Saint Vincent de Paul to verify hours.

Sacrificial Giving

Consider a gift to help support the many ministries and the upkeep of our church communities.

For more information about other ways to donate, click here.

Called the Serve Christ campaign, click here.

Please contribute to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. Your support is essential to the mission of the Church in Western Washington. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope. Learn more here.

All contributions received over our goal will come directly back to St. Columban and St. Peter as a rebate. This year’s rebate projects will be announced.

Please be sure to specify "St. Columban - Yelm" or "St. Peter - Tenino" as your parish.

St. Columban ACA Progress
St. Peter ACA Progress



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.  All parishioners are invited to utilize FORMED, from the Augustine Institute, your destination for in-home faith formation and study. Access to parishioners is free.

Watch great Catholic programing

Listen to a classic audiobook

Read a free ebook about the saints or by a saint.

Three ways to grow your faith this year


Be Fed

Join Archbishop Etienne as he shares insights and speaks with local young adults about real issues we face today and how Christ, present in the Eucharist, can truly nourish us.

Learn more

Year of the Family

Celebrate the Year of the Family, established by Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Joseph, to live the joy, beauty and love of family life through Christ.

Learn more >

Knights of Columbus

All men of the parish are invited to join Saint Columban Council 17152 of the Knights of Columbus. Meetings are held once a month. Our council's big annual events include the Coats of Kids Car Show held every August, which raises money for winter coats which are distributed in November.


St. Columban Prayer Garden

Blessed on November 23, 2020, the prayer garden reflects the collaborative efforts and donations from parishioners.  In conjunction with rebates from the Annual Catholic Appeal, a statue of St. Columban was purchased and installed.  This was later followed by a the installation of a paved pathway lined with donated bricks, forever memorializing both our current and former clergy, parishioners, and their families.

Work on the garden continues with plans to add Outdoor Stations of the Cross, a Privacy Fence, and Benches.  If you would like to purchase a memorial brick or donate a bench, please click on the link to download the order form.