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, resumes September 6

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

T W O   M A S S   L O C A T I O N S


St. Columban Parish

506 First Street S
Yelm, WA 98597


St. Peter Mission

49 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.

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



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 1. 

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 classes resume in September. Please contact the office to inquire joining the Catholic Faith.


For more information on our prayer groups, faith formation, parish ministries and apostolates, please contact the Parish Office.

(360) 458-3031


Be Formed

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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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