Christi simus non nostri

We belong to Christ, not ourselves. The Roman Catholic Church in our area gathers together at both St. Columban Parish in Yelm and St. Peter Mission in Tenino to serve the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties. The community has grown…

Music

Welcome to the St. Columban Choir! Music is an essential element of the Mass, and our choir is dedicated to providing music which supports the liturgy and creates an ideal environment for prayer.  Here you will find information about practice and rehearsal times and recordings that you can use to…

Faith Formation

  Instruct me, O LORD, in the way of your statues, that I may exactly observe them. Give me discernment, that I may observe your law and keep it with all my heart." Psalm 119:33-34e Faith Formation for Children and Youth Religious education for youth is available for children (Grades…

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 and in our teaching and way of life.

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Confessions & Devotions

Confessions

St. Columban– Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Peter– Sunday 7:30-7:45 AM

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Columban– First Friday, resuming January 42019, 6:30-7:30 PM
Saint Peter– First Sunday, 7:00 AM before Mass

Rosary

30 minutes before every Mass

Prayer Groups

Marian Rosary Group – Monday 7:00 PM, St. Columban
Hispanic Community– Monday 7:00 PM, St. Columban Hall
Mother’s Group– Thursday 10:00 AM, St. Columban Hall
Holy League – Third Friday 6:30 PM, St. Columban

Special Schedule Announcements

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 
Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, December 7
7:00 PM – St. Columban, Yelm
Saturday, December 8
9:00 AM – St. Peter, Tenino
(NOTE: 5 PM Saturday evening Mass at St. Columban will be for 2nd Sunday of Advent) 

Faith Formation

For adults

Bible Study
St. Columban– Thursday 6:30 PM
St. Peter– Thursday 9:30 AM
RCIAOpen to everyone
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30, St. Columban Education Center

Children’s Ministry

Sundays before Mass – Grades K-5

Youth Ministry

Sundays after Mass – Grade 6-12
Students must be registered to attend classes.

Christmas Schedule

NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Holy Day of Obligation
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24
5:00 PM Mass – St. Columban, Yelm
7:30 PM Mass* – St. Columban, Yelm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
8:00 AM Mass – St. Peter, Tenino
8:00 AM Mass* – St. Columban, Yelm

10:30 AM Mass – St. Columban, Yelm

* Incense will be used
NO weekday 9 AM Mass December 26-28

About us

The Roman Catholic Church in our area gathers at both St. Columban Parish in Yelm and St. Peter Mission in Tenino. We serve the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties. The community has grown since its the origins at the former St. Margaret Mary Church in McKenna. Our patron,  the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe, St. Columbanus once said, “Christus simus non nostri,” which means “We belong to Christ, not ourselves.”

Register as a Parishioner

Please fill out a downloadable registration form and turn-in to the parish office. If you have a child that you wish to attend our Faith Formation programs for Grades K -5 (Children’s Ministry) or Grades 6-12 (Youth Ministry) please complete this form to register and turn-in to the parish office. Forms may also be emailed, however we may need to contact you to verify information.

Religious Education Links

Parishioners: Register for a free FORMED.org account
Faith Formation Flyer
Sunday Class Schedule for Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Policies & Permission Forms
Second Year Confirmation Page

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