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, in our teaching, and way of life.

Mass Times &
Holy Week Schedule

Saint Columban Yelm

Sunday: 10:30 am (Livestreamed on Facebook)
Saturday: (Sunday anticipatory Liturgy): 5:00 pm
Daily Mass : Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am (Except First Fridays), No Daily Mass April 5-14
Spy Wednesday, April 5: Tenebrae 7:00 pm
Holy Thursday, April 6: Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 pm, Adoration at the Altar of Repose follows
Good Friday April 7: Stations of the Cross 3:00 pm, Good Friday Service of the Passion - 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil, April 8: Mass in the Holy Night: 8:00 pm, No 5pm Mass 
Easter Sunday, April 9: 10:30 am, followed by Children's Easter Egg hunt

Saint Peter Tenino

Sunday: 8:00 am
Easter Sunday, April 9: 8:00 am
First Friday: 9:00 am - Resumes May 5

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Fridays in Lent: 6:00 pm at St. Columban until all are heard (March 17, 24, 31)
3:30-4:30 pm at St. Columban, No Confessions April 8
Sunday: 7:00-7:45am at St. Peter

By appointment: Call 360-458-3031 x6 to schedule
(Link to an Examination of Conscience)

First Friday

Mass -  9:00 am at St. Peter
Devotions & AdorationResumes May 5, 6:30 pm at St. Columban (Download booklet here)

Anointing of the Sick

Call 360-458-3031 x6.

Parish Office

All office needs for parishioners of both locations are handled at St. Columban.
⛪ In-person Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm / Friday by appointment
☎️ Phone: 360-458-3031 x2 (Spanish x5)
📧 Email: [email protected]

Saint Columban Parish
506 First Street S
Yelm, WA 98597


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. 

Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are at St. Columban.

Monday March 20, 2023
7:00PM           Rosary Prayer Group - Church

Tuesday March 21, 2023
9:00AM           Daily Mass
Intentions of: Parish Staff

6:30PM           RCIA - Religious Ed Bldg.
6:30PM           Spanish Prayer Group - Parish Hall

Wednesday March 22, 2023
9:00AM          Daily Mass
+In Memory of: Marjorie West RIP

Thursday March 23, 2023
9:00AM          Daily Mass
Intentions of: Our Faith Formation Program
6:30PM           Sunday Scripture Study - RE Building

Friday March 24, 2023
9:00AM           Daily Mass
Intentions of: Our Youth Ministry
10:00AM          Homeschool Enrichment

6:00PM            Stations of the Cross & Confession
6:30PM            Soup Supper - Parish Hall
Hosted by the Daughters of Mary

Saturday March 25, 2023
9AM-2PM       Youth Ministry Saturday- Parish Hall
3:30PM            Confession
5:00PM            Vigil Mass

Sunday March 26, 2023  5th Sunday of Lent
7:30AM            Confession at St. Peter Mission - Tenino
8:00AM           Mass at St. Peter Mission - Tenino
10:30AM          Mass at St. Columban  🎞️Livestreamed

9-10:15AM      Faith Formation (Grades K-5) - RE Bldg
9:15-10AM      Youth Bible Study - Small Hall
11:45AM          Confirmation Preparation - RE Bldg.

11:45AM          Knights of Columbus Breakfast - Parish Hall

A Community of Faith

We spread the Roman Catholic faith to the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties.

Our community has grown since its origins at the former St. Margaret Mary Church in McKenna, and our current church in Yelm is named for the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe Saint Columbanus. We have also been present in Tenino since 1891 through Saint Peter Mission, named for the apostle and first pope.

Parishioners contribute their time, talent, and treasure to support several ministries, which include the Daughters of Mary, the Knights of Columbus, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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Sacrificial Giving

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Lord, kindle our lamps, Savior most dear to us, that we may always shine in your presence and always receive light from you, the Light Perpetual, so that our own personal darkness may be overcome, and the world’s darkness driven from us. Amen.

National Eucharistic Revival

National Eucharistic Revival
Amid the roaring waves of the world, Jesus is present, reminding us that he is more powerful than the storm. He desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world.
The National Eucharistic Revival is the joyful, expectant, grassroots response of the entire Catholic Church in the US to a divine invitation. It culminates in the National Eucharistic Congress, held on July 17-21, 2024.
Join the movement and be a part of something life-changing. Sign up for the Heart of the Revival e-newsletter at eucharisticrevival.org
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Remember the residents at our local assisted living centers!

Drop off your completed cards using the box in the Narthex which will be distributed at the Rosemont and East Haven facilities to bring some encouragement to the most vulnerable in our community.