Preparation for first sacraments occurs in conjunction with the Children's Ministry (Grades K-5), Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12), and RCIA programs at St. Columban. Mass and Confessions along with Anointing of the Sick are offered at both locations.
Please call the parish office at least two months in advance of the date you wish for the baptism, since all paperwork must be received before a date can be sent. There are no baptisms during Lent except in emergencies.
Confirmation preparation is a two year process for high school students. See the Youth Ministry page for details on Youth Confirmation.
Adults and children entering the Catholic Church as catechumen, without prior any Christian initiation, receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil and are prepared as part of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) formation.
At Saint Columban confessions are heard every Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM or by appointment. Formation for First Reconciliation begins with the Second Grade Children's Ministry class for children 7 years old. For adults and older children please call the parish office.
Join us for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at these times. Please note these Guidelines for the Reception of Communion. Formation for First Holy Communion begins with the First Grade Children's Ministry class for reception in the Second Grade year. For adults and older children please call the parish office.
For couples seeking Marriage at St. Columban: Please call the parish office at least six months in advance of desired date. Please do not set a wedding date until you have met with the priest.
Men wanting more information about the priesthood please see the Archdiocese of Seattle Vocations page.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given on the first Tuesday of every month at St. Columban following Mass and on the first Friday of the month at St. Peter Mission in Tenino following 9 AM Eucharistic Adoration.
In the case of an emergency please call the parish office phone number for contact information.
Please contact 360-458-3031 x6 before scheduling with a mortuary.
Please leave a voicemail at 360-458-3031 x8.