Faith Formation

St. Columban offers Faith Formation for all ages.  This includes preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation as well as adult formation.

Religious education for youth is available for children (Grades K-5) and teens (Grades 6-12) of registered parishioners of both Saint Columban Parish and Saint Peter Mission.

Parents and legal guardians may register their children by calling Gaby Makinster in the Faith Formation office 360-458-3031x2 [email protected]. (Habla Español)

Online Resources for Parents and Catechists

Click above to stay current on lessons if your child misses class.

Use the code found in the first few pages of your teacher guide to access these resources.

FORMED offers Catholic programming for all ages to include audiobooks, movies, TV series, stories of the saints, and more...

This booklet is designed to easily reference prayers that children will be taught at different grade levels during their formal instruction in our parish religious education programs.

Parishes are required to offer a single Safe Boundaries lesson to the children and youth in their programs on a yearly basis. As the primary educators of your children, parents and guardians are encouraged to review these materials ahead of time and discuss the information at home.

Here you will find a digital Catholic Bible, daily Mass readings, news articles, and other informative updates from the Bishops of the United States.

Formation Opportunities for Adults

Throughout the year, St. Columban provides several ways for youth and adults alike to learn about the love, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and justice of Jesus and to prepare for and receive the sacraments. Periodically, we also feature classes concerning personal and community issues.

Ongoing adult learning opportunities:

Adult Bible Study - 

Thurs. 10:00 AM (St. Peter Tenino)
Thurs. 6:30 PM (St. Columban)

OCIA - Tuesdays evenings at 6:30pm in the Religious Education Building from September through Lent.  Open to all Adult Learners seeking a deeper knowledge of their faith and/or sacraments of initiation.


Special experiences we have hosted in the past:

  • Healing Through Forgiveness A retreat with with Ron Ryan
  • Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”
  • Dr. Tom Curran marriage presentation

If you have an idea for future topics or for more information on Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and Catholic Initiation at St. Columban, please contact Gabriela Makinster in the Parish Office.  [email protected] or 360-458-3031x2, Habla Español

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1210