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.

Wednesday July 6, 2022
9:00AM          Daily Mass
+In Memory of: Michael J. Watters RIP

Thursday July 7, 2022
9:00AM            Daily Mass
Intentions of Dean Walker

10:00AM          Bible Study at St. Peter Mission (Tenino)
6:30PM            Bible Study
                         Religious Ed Bldg. Rm. 103

Friday July 8, 2022
9:00AM           Daily Mass
+ In Memory of Henry Wayne RIP

Saturday July 9, 2022
3:30PM            Confession
5:00PM            Anticipatory Sunday Mass

Sunday July 10, 2022 15th 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           Coffee Hour
                         hosted by the Daughters of Mary

Monday July 11, 2022
7:00PM           Rosary Prayer Group - Church

Tuesday July 12, 2022
9:00AM           Daily Mass
Intentions of Regan Walker Bell

6:00PM           Choir Practice
6:30PM           Basic Music Theory Part II
6:30PM           Spanish Prayer Group - 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.

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


Parish Picnic & Ministry Fair

Join us Sunday August 14 after Mass for our annual picnic and come meet our amazing volunteers and learn more about the various ministries here at St. Columban. There will be games and food for the family as well as a chance to win raffle prizes.

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>

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.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine Annual Pilgrimage, August 19-20
Join St. George Byzantine Catholic Church (off of Yelm Hwy) in honoring both the Virgin Mary at her Shrine, as well as Saint Michael the Archangel and the Work of the Holy Angels through liturgical worship, dynamic talks, music, activities, great fellowship and food!  Learn more >