St. Columba Catholic Church

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA



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Address: Third and Iron Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Phone: 570-784-0801

Fax: 570-387-2604


Parish Center

342 Iron Street (Adjoining the Church)

Bloomsburg, PA  17815


Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4pm

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St. Columba School

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Christ the King Church

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We are located at 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg, PA.

Pastor - Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence

Administrator of Christ the King Mission & Bloomsburg University Campus Minister - Fr.  Richard J. Mowery

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the mission of Saint Columba Parish is to develop, support and maintain a strong family community by instilling a love of the faith in all.

We fully participate in the liturgy, celebrate God’s Word, receive the Sacraments and continue faith formation.

Our members share their gifts and talents to provide outreach through various ministries, and respond compassionately to the needs of others in our parish, our community and the world.


     Jesus invites; He doesn't force.  To the question,  "Where are you staying,: He merely responded: "Come and you will see."  As the Apostles came and saw, their lives changed.  Anyone who meets the Lord will have a life-changing experience.  We need merely to come to the Lord in prayer.  Be open to Him, reflect upon the Sacred Scriptures, and we will meet the Lord.

        Samuel, at first, did not know that it was the Lord who was calling him.  When it became evident that it was the Lord, he answered, "Speak, for your servant is listening."

        We can take our lead from the Apostles and Samuel.  "I want to come and see.  Speak, Lord, for I am listening."

-Msgr. Bob Lawrence  


BLESSINGS AND APPRECIATION:  On behalf of the pastoral and administrative staffs of St. Columba parish, I wish all of you the blessedness of the Christmas season and the joy and happiness of the New Year.  May our loving God fill your hearts with peace and joy each day of this season and during the upcoming year!

                We extend thanks to all who decorate the church, to all who are assisting in the liturgical celebrations, to those who assisted the needy, and to all who are celebrating the birthday of Jesus.  The good Lord always blesses goodness and kindness!

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*** First Friday Adoration ***

Saint Columba celebrates a First Friday Mass each month at 7:30am and 8:30am.  Eucharistic Adoration is from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  All Parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.

*** Library Update ***

New books on the Children's Book Shelf in the Parish Library, thanks to Dr. Bill Zehringer.  More details available on the LIBRARY page.

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