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

Sunday Mass

Saturday Anticipatory: 5:00 PM
Sunday morning: 8:00 AM (St. Peter, Tenino), 10:30 AM

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM

First Tues. with Anointing of the Sick: 9:00 AM


All events take place at St. Columban Church in Yelm unless otherwise noted. The Holy Rosary begins 30 minutes before all Masses and Monday 8:30 AM.


Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM

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


Devotions & Prayer

Eucharistic Adoration & Devotions:
First Fri. 6:30-7:30 PM
First Sun. 7-7:45 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)


Holy League Men's Prayer - Third Fri. 6:30 PM


Marian Prayer : Mon. 7:00-8:00 PM 


Mother's Group: Wed. 10:00-11:00 AM, Hall 


Spanish Group: Mon. 6:00-7:00 PM, Hall

Advent & Christmas

Advent Novena Mass "Simbang Gabi" & Posadas

Monday Dec 23, 6:00 PM

Festival of Lessons & Carols Dec 24, 4:00 PM

This festival consists of 9 Lessons (Scripture Readings) followed by nine carols which retell the story of Salvation History.


Holy Mass on Christmas Eve, Tuesday Dec. 24 (St. Columban only)

🌟5:00 PM Children's Mass, no incense, preceded by Lessons & Carols
🌟7:30 PM Vigil Mass with incense, caroling begins 30 min prior


Holy Mass on Christmas Day, Wednesday Dec. 25

🌟8:00 AM with incense, caroling begins 30min prior (8 AM at both locations St. Peter, Tenino & at St. Columban, Yelm)
🌟10:30 AM no incense, caroling begins 30 min prior. (St. Columban only)

St. Columban Catholic Church, Yelm, WA
St. Columban Parish 506 First St. S Yelm, WA

St. Columban Parish
506 First Street S  |  Yelm, WA 98597

St. Peter Mission
149 Keithahn Street S  |  Tenino, WA 98589

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. We are a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

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.


Service Ministries

Altar Society - Meets third Saturdays

Holy Communion to the Home-bound 
Contact Jennifer to schedule.

Knights of Columbus - Meets third Wednesdays

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Meets third Thursdays. For emergency assistance please leave you name, number, and details of your need to (360) 458-1904.

Women's Club - Meets second Tuesdays


Faith Formation

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
Classes resume September 8. 

Youth Ministry - Faith Formation for 6th-12 Grade & Confirmation Prep  More info here (Click here for Confirmation Photos)

Adult Bible Study - Thurs. 9:30 AM (St. Peter Tenino),
Thurs. 6:30 PM (St. Columban, resumes Sept. 5) 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)  Tuesday 6:30 PM. Please contact the office to inquire joining the Catholic Faith. All adults are welcome to attend classes to enrich their faith. 

Teaching Safety class information


Get Formed

FORMED.org has insightful videos, kid-friendly cartoons, movies, and talks from well-known Catholic speakers, all accessible from the comfort of your own home. Access to parishioners is free: Register for FORMED here.

Young Adults (Age 18-30s) Sign up to receive a weekly newsletter for Catholic Young Adults in the Archdiocese of Seattle:
Click here to subscribe to the Scroll

Connect with our Community

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

Register as a Parishioner

Register online or call us at 
Please fill out a downloadable registration form and turn-in to the parish office. Forms may also be emailed, however we may need to contact you to verify information.


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

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