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

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)

Saint Peter Tenino

Sunday: 8:00 am
First Friday: 9:00 am

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Saturday: 3:30-4:30 pm at St. Columban
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 & Adoration - 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 9:00 am - 2:00 pm / Friday by appointment
☎️ Phone: 360-458-3031 x2 (Spanish x5)
📧 Email: parishoffice@saintcolumbanyelm.org

Contact the office for more information on our prayer groups, faith formation, parish ministries and apostolates. Registration forms may be emailed, however we may need to contact you to verify information.


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.

Thursday June 23, 2022
10:00AM          Bible Study at St. Peter Mission (Tenino)

6:30PM            Bible Study
                         Religious Ed Bldg. Rm. 103

Friday June 24, 2022

Saturday June 25, 2022
9AM - 2PM      KofC Annual Coats for Kids Car Show
                         Parish Hall & Parking Lot

3:30PM            Confession
5:00PM            Vigil Mass

Sunday June 26, 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30AM           Confession at St. Peter Mission
8:00AM           Mass at St. Peter Mission
10:30AM          Mass at St. Columban🎞️Livestreamed
11:45AM           Knights of Columbus Breakfast
                        Parish Hall

Monday June 27, 2022
7:00PM           Rosary Prayer Group - Church

Tuesday June 28, 2022
9:00AM           Daily Mass
+Intentions of: Pam Walker

6:30PM           Spanish Prayer Group - Parish Hall

Wednesday June 29, 2022
9:00AM          Daily Mass
+In Memory of: Michael J. Watters RIP

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.

Sacrificial Giving

Consider a gift to help support the many ministries and the upkeep of our church communities. Learn more here.

2022 Annual Catholic Appeal


Yelm Prairie Days Car Show will benefit Coats for Kids 

Sign up your hot rod, cool coupe, or rad ride! Or stop by Saturday June 25 to vote for your favorite car. Co-sponsored and operated by our KofC St. council 17152. View flyer>

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.

Youth Ministry Survey

Calling all parents, teens Grade 6-12, and parishioners! We are seeking feedback and comments for our Youth Ministry program for the upcoming school year. Take the survey>

Visit Our Prayer Garden

Come pray the Outdoor Stations of the Cross before/after Mass or during office hours. Purchase a memorial brick for our St. Columban Prayer Garden. Learn more & Download the order form>

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Year of the Family

Celebrate the Year of the Family, established by Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Joseph, to live the joy, beauty and love of family life through Christ. Learn more >

Summer Camps!

LIVE, LEARN + GROW IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH - Nestled next to the beauty of Snoqualmie Pass, CYO Summer Camps is a place for all children to come and experience God's creation free of outside influences and technology.