Sacrificial Giving

Weekly Offering

Our community parish still needs your support to fund religious education programs, maintenance, and charitable works! May God reward your generosity. 

OPTION 1 - Sign-up for Online Giving

OPTION 2 - You may mail your Offering Envelope (for both St. Columban & St. Peter) to our address: 506 First St. S // Yelm, WA 98597 (Regular postage is required)

OPTION 3 - If you are able or live in town, please drop off your envelope at the St. Columban Parish office (Mon - Thurs 9AM-2PM). You may also use the mailbox in front of the church; please make sure your donation is dropped in the top slot and NOT in Outgoing Mail.

Annual Catholic Appeal

After Easter, thousands of Catholics throughout Western Washington pool together funds for:

  • Training priests and deacons
  • Providing social services for the needy and poor
  • Sustaining Catholic school growth
  • Many more ministries of the archdiocese

Please contribute to the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal. Your support is essential to the mission of the Church in Western Washington. Thanks to your generosity, our church is here in times of need providing comfort and hope. Learn more here.

All contributions received over our goal will come directly back to St. Columban and St. Peter as a rebate.

Click here to donate. Please be sure to specify "St. Columban - Yelm" or "St. Peter - Tenino" as your parish.

Called to Serve Christ, a campaign for our priests, sisters & family of faith

The Called to Serve as Christ campaign is an extraordinary opportunity for all to play a role in strengthening the Catholic Church in Western Washington. This campaign will focus on raising $100 million to strengthen our priest pension and retirement medical plans, provide support to women religious serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and assist key efforts in our parishes.

Click here to visit the website to offer your contribution.

Regardless of which option you choose, please specify "St. Columban - Yelm" or "St. Peter - Tenino" as your parish.

Read this FAQ for more information.

Stewardship is based on the understanding that everything we have, including personal skills and possessions, is a gift from God. We show our gratitude for these gifts by returning a portion of them back to Him to help build the Kingdom of God on earth. This type of sacrificial giving is:

  • An intentional response to God's generosity
  • Proportionate to size of gifts ("first fruits,” not leftovers)
  • From substance rather than our abundance
  • Tied to our belief that God will provide for our security and not the world

Here are three ways you can help:

In addition to normal giving, Catholics are also asked to share at special times:

Special Collections

During Mass after sacrificial giving, we periodically request for ​prayers and financial help for special causes such as disaster ​relief and missionary work.

Fall Stewardship Campaign

One a year, parishioners are asked to pledge money for the upcoming year. Depending upon the amount projected, St. Columban and St. Peter plan their ministry efforts and enhancements.