Parish Ministries

Please contact the parish office for more information on how to sign up.

*Some ministries have been reduced or put on hold until further notice in accordance with the COVID guidelines from the Archdiocese. Please check with the parish office for the latest updates.

Unless otherwise specified, please email the parish office for more information about any of our ministries at parishoffice@saintcolumbanyelm.org

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

Assists the priest at the altar in the celebration of the liturgy.  All boys who have received the First Communion are welcome!  Email altarserver@saintcolumbanyelm.org for more information.

Choir

Leads the congregation with chanting the parts of the Mass and singing hymns as appropriate for the Liturgy.  See the music page for more information.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion*

Helps distribute the Eucharist during Holy Communion during Mass.

Readers

Lay readers proclaim the Word of the Lord from the Old Testament and the Epistles of Paul during Mass.

Ushers & Greeters

Greets and seats people, distributes bulletins, and responds to emergencies.

Rosary Leaders

Leading the congregation in the Rosary before Mass.  

 

Administrative

Pastoral Council

The pastoral council is a consultative body and is governed by norms determined by the Archbishop. It collaborates with the pastor to discern through consultation how to address the challenges and opportunities encountered by the parish in its particular time and place.

Finance Council

The parish finance council is composed of Catholic faithful who offer advice to the pastor in the administration of the parish’s temporal goals. Its purpose is to provide the pastor, the parish pastoral council, and other leadership bodies with professional financial analysis.

Faith Formation & Liturgy Commission

Assists the Pastoral Administrator in providing quality faith formation consistent with Archdiocesan policies and guidelines including assessment of parish needs and acting in an advisory role in recommending plans for faith formation and liturgy.

 

Service & Outreach Ministries

Altar Society

Helps decorate and maintain the tidiness of the Sanctuary and Grounds.  They meet every Tuesday to assist with the grounds and every Thursday to clean the church at 9AM.

Homebound Ministries

Brings Communion to those who cannot physically attend Mass due to health constraints.  We service local care facilities and private residences here in Yelm and the surrounding area (Roy/McKenna).  To request this service please contact the parish office or email parishoffice@saintcolumbanyelm.org.

Daughters of Mary

Hosts of coffee hour after Sunday Masses and celebration meals throughout the year, Fall Festival (November), Adopt-a-Family (several) for Christmas, fundraisers,  workshops, monthly member birthday celebrations/luncheons, annual member Christmas party, and a variety of special parochial celebrations throughout the year. Members meet in the Religious Education Building every second Tuesday of every month at 10 AM.  The meeting is also available on Zoom for those unable to attend in person.  All women of the parish are members so please join us.  Whether you are new to the parish or have been here for many years, we encourage you to share your time, talents and treasures in support of the Mission of our parish community.  For more information email daughtersofmary@saintcolumbanyelm.org

Knights of Columbus

Saint Columban Council 17152 of the Knights of Columbus is known to host the annual Coats of Kids Car Show held every summer, which raises money for winter coats which are distributed in November. Council events at the parish include the Outdoor Sale (May), Oktoberfest (September), and Parish Picnic (August), as well as the Parish Breakfast (last Sunday of every month Jan.-Nov.).  All men of the parish are welcome!  Members meet every third Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall.  

Upcoming events:

June 25th – Coats for Kids Car Show
in the Church Parking Lot

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Composed of parishioners, members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul provide assistance and prayerful healing to those in need in our community. To contact SVDP leave a voicemail at (360) 458-1904 or email.