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 AM
First Tues. with Anointing of the Sick: 9 AM 
First Thurs. with Anointing of the Sick: 9 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

Saturday: 5:00 PM Anticipatory Mass

Holy Rosary begins 30 minutes before all Masses

All take place at St. Columban Church in Yelm unless otherwise noted.


Fridays of Lent: 5:30-6:30 PM

No confessions will be heard on Good Friday or Holy Saturday

Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM

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

Altar Crucifix


First Friday: 6:30-7:30 PM (Resumes May 3)

Sundays: 7:00-7:30 AM (St. Peter, Tenino)

Stations of the Cross

Fridays of Lent: 6:00 PM,
followed by a Lenten Soup Suppers in the Parish Hall at 6:30 PM

Good Friday: 3:00 PM (both locations)


Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 18:
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00 PM
Public Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19: 
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion - 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday, April 20:
Easter Vigil - 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday:
8:00 AM Mass (both locations)
10:30 AM, followed by Easter Egg Hunt

See full HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE for details

About Us

The Roman Catholic Church in our area gathers together at both St. Columban Parish in Yelm and St. Peter Mission in Tenino to serve 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, named for the Irish-born 6th century missionary to Europe Saint Columbanus, was dedicated in 1992.


Prayer Groups

Hispanic Community - Monday 6 PM,
Parish Hall

Marian Prayer Group - Monday 7 PM

Holy League Men's Prayer Group - Third Friday 6:30 PM

Mother's Group - Thursdays 10 AM, Parish Hall


Faith Formation

Children's Ministry


Kindergarten-5th Grade
First Reconciliation & First Communion Preparation

Adult Formation

Bible Study


9:30 AM - St. Peter Tenino

6:30 PM - St. Columban Yelm


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Tuesdays - 6:30 PM
All are welcome to attend.

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 




Parish Ministries and Apostolates


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

Register as a Parishioner

Please fill out a downloadable registration form and turn-in to the parish office. If you have a child that you wish to attend our Faith Formation programs for Grades K -5 (Children's Ministry) or Grades 6-12 (Youth Ministry) please complete this form to register and turn-in to the parish office. Forms may also be emailed, however we may need to contact you to verify information.


Connect with our Community

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

Register as a Parishioner online or call us 1-360-458-3031