St. Columban Parish Office Hours

Hours 9am-2pm M-Th, or by appointment.
506 First St. S / Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-3031 x5 (Spanish x8) or over email

St. Peter Tenino

Mission Office

Phone: 360-264-2124 or over email

Attending Mass

All Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle are currently dispensed from attending Holy Mass in-person, until further notice. This especially applies to vulnerable populations and those that are ill.

At this time, in-person attendance for Mass is by phone reservation (Click here for entry requirements).
For St. Columban Yelm call 360-458-3031 x5.
For St. Peter Tenino call 360-264-2124.

We will call you back to confirm your Mass time and family count. Reservations must be made no later than Thursday 2 PM prior to the Sunday.

Mass times at St. Columban Yelm

Sunday Mass: 10:30 am

Saturday (Sunday anticipatory Liturgy): 5:00 pm

Weekday Mass: Wednesday 9:00 am.

Sunday Mass at St. Peter Tenino

8:00 am


Walk-in at St. Columban: Fridays 4-5 pm. Fr will continue receiving appointments by calling 360-458-3031 x6 to schedule.

Anointing of the Sick

By appointment: call 360-458-3031 x6.


Click here to for more information or to register your teen.


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 verfiy hours.

Financial Stewardship

Weekly Offering 

Our community parish still needs your support to fund religious education programs, maintenance, and charitable works! May God reward your generosity. 

OPTION 1 - Sign-up for Online Giving (Use links below to St. Columban or St. Peter online giving pages)

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 is required)

OPTION 3 - If you are able or live in town, please drop off your envelope at the St. Columban Parish office (Mon - Thurs 9AM-2PM). 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.

Called to Serve Christ, a campaign for our priests, sisters & family of faith

The Called to Serve as Christ campaign is an extraordinary opportunity for all to play a role in strengthening the Catholic Church in Western Washington. This campaign will focus on raising $100 million to strengthen our priest pension and retirement medical plans, provide support to women religious serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and assist key efforts in our parishes.

Click here to visit the website to offer your contribution.

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

Read this FAQ for more information.

Please contact us at 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. 

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

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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