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.

Holy Mass

8:00 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)
10:30 AM

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM

First Tues. with Anointing of the Sick: 9:00 AM 
First Thurs. with Anointing of the Sick: 9:00 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

Saturday: 5:00 PM Anticipatory Mass


Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM

Sunday: 7:00-7:45 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

Altar Crucifix

Eucharistic Adoration

First Friday: 6:30-7:30 PM

First Sunday: 7:00-7:30 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

All take place at St. Columban Church in Yelm unless otherwise noted.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary begins 30 minutes before all Masses and Monday 8:30 AM

About Us

The Roman Catholic Church in our area gathers together at both St. Columban Parish in Yelm and St. Peter Mission in Tenino to minister 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. Our current church is named for the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe Saint Columbanus.


Prayer Groups

Hispanic Community - Monday 6:30 PM,
Parish Hall

Marian Prayer Group - Monday 7 PM, Church

Holy League Men's Prayer Group - Third Friday 6:30 PM, Church

Mother's Group - Thursdays 10 AM, Parish Hall


Adult Formation

Bible Study


9:30 AM - St. Peter Tenino

6:30 PM - St. Columban Yelm


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Tuesdays Classes resume in September. Please come to the parish office to inquire about the Catholic Faith.

Faith Formation

Children's Ministry


Kindergarten-5th Grade
First Reconciliation & First Communion Preparation

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St. Columban Parish

506 First Street S
Yelm, WA 98597


St. Peter Mission

49 Keithahn Street S
Tenino, WA 98589 


Parish Life


Share your gifts with the community by becoming involved in our many volunteer opportunities.

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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.


Connect with our Community

We have fundraisers, breakfasts, and dinners offered throughout the year.

Register as a Parishioner online or call us 1-360-458-3031