Faith Formation

"Not all of us can do great things.
But we can do small things
with great love."  
-Saint Mother TeresaO

Religious education for youth is available for children (Grades 1-5) and teens (Grades 6-12) of registered parishioners of both Saint Columban Parish and Saint Peter Mission.

Parents and legal guardians may register their children by calling the Faith Formation office  during office hours.

Christ Our Life

Formation Opportunities for Adults

Throughout the year, St. Columban provides several ways for youth and adults alike to learn about the love, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and justice of Jesus and to prepare for and receive the sacraments. Periodically, we also feature classes concerning personal and community issues.

Special experiences we have hosted in the past:

  • Healing Through Forgiveness A retreat with with Ron Ryan
  • Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”
  • Dr. Tom Curran marriage presentation
  • Personal stories of stewardship during mass

If you have an idea for future topics or for more information on Faith Formation at St. Columban, please contact Katie Hennigan in the Parish Office.  katie@saintcolumbanyelm.org or 360-458-3031x3

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

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)

Teaching Safety class information