We belong to Christ, not ourselves.

We spread the Roman Catholic faith to the communities of McKenna, Nisqually, Rainier, Roy, Tenino, and Yelm in southeast Thurston and southwest Pierce counties. St. Columban Parish and its mission St. Peter Tenino are part of the Archdiocese of Seattle in the state of Washington.

Mass Times

Saint Columban Yelm

Sunday: 10:30 am
Saturday: (Sunday anticipatory Liturgy): 5:00 pm
Daily Mass : Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am

Saint Peter Tenino

Sunday: 8:00 am
First Friday: 9:00 am (Jan. 5, Feb. 2)

See Event schedule below or subscribe to Flocknote for any changes to regular schedule.

Anointing of the Sick

Call 360-458-3031 x6.


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. 


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)

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]

Upcoming Events

Monday February 26, 2024
7:00PM            Rosary Prayer Group - Church

Tuesday February 27, 2024
9:00AM              Daily Mass
6:30PM               RCIA - RE Bldg

Wednesday February 28, 2024
9:00AM               Daily Mass
9:30AM               Bible Study at St. Peter Mission

Thursday February 29, 2024
9:00AM               Daily Mass
Intentions of: Araceli Fregoso
9:30AM               Altar Society Weekly Church Cleaning
6:00PM               Choir Practice - Church
6:30PM               Sunday Scripture Study - RE Bldg.

Friday March 1, 2024 
9:00AM               First Friday Mass - St. Peter
10:00AM              Homeschool Enrichment - RE Bldg.
6:00PM                Stations of the Cross & Soup Supper - St. Peter
6:00PM                Stations of the Cross & Confession - St. Columban
6:30PM                Soup Supper - Parish Hall
hosted by the Knights of Columbus

Saturday March 2, 2024
3:30PM-4:15PM    Confession
5:00PM                  Anticipatory Mass

Sunday March 3, 2024 3rd Sunday of Lent
7:30-7:45AM        Confession
8:00AM                  Mass at St. Peter Mission (Tenino)

9:00AM-10:15AM  Religious Ed Classes - RE Bldg.
9:00AM-10:15AM  Confirmation Classes - Sm. Hall/Youth Space
10:30AM                Mass at St. Columban
1st Scrutiny for RCIA - Readings will be from Year A

Sacrificial Giving

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

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A Community of Faith

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.

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.


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.

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