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 since its the origins at the former St. Margaret Mary Church in McKenna. Our patron,  the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe, Saint Columbanus once said, “Christus simus non nostri,” which means “We belong to Christ, not ourselves.”