St. Columba Catholic Church

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA


“What you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me…”

Dear Greeters,

Your new schedule is available below.  There will be copies for you in the sacristy by August 29.  Thank you for helping me to get the word out by telling those greeters you know, as some do not use email.  I will also put a reminder in the bulletin for a couple of weeks.

I want to thank you for greeting!  It certainly makes people feel warm and welcome.  That’s how I feel when you welcome me!  We never know how a person is feeling, or what problems he might have when he enters St. Columba.  It may be the first time in years that this person has entered a Catholic Church, a  home coming.   It may be a person of another faith coming to see what we are all about.  It could be one of us!  Whatever the circumstance, it is always a blessing to feel welcome!  This is where we all come in.  Greeters are the first people that every person who walks through our door meets upon entering our church family.  How great to let all know that they are walking into a warm, welcoming environment. 

Please check the schedule and note the times I have assigned you.  If you cannot make it to your appointed time, please call for a substitute.  If I can help you, let me know.  I will do my best.  Thanks again for making those who enter St. Columba experience the warmth we greeters can and do deliver.     

Click here for the schedule in PDF or Microsoft Word format:

2015 - May-August.ods

REMINDERS:  Please  (1) arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the start of Mass; (2) remember to cover the rectory entrance, the choir entrance, the Iron Street entrance, and then cafeteria doors if there is an extra greeter assigned;  (3)open the inside doors and prop them open;  (4) warmly greet all who enter;  (5)  if there are programs for the Mass, please remember to distribute them;   (6) close the doors and take your seat when the cantor says “Good morning/Good afternoon.”   

I continue to be proud of our efforts to instill positive feelings in all of the people we greet as they enter God’s House.  Even if you are not scheduled, and only if you are able to do so, we would appreciate your covering an entrance until the greeter arrives.  May we all aspire to do what Jesus would do.   Again, thank you for helping to do God’s work.

With love and prayers,

Cathy  : )         

Cathy Petruncio 784—8865

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Address: Third and Iron Street

                Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Phone: 570-784-0801

Fax: 570-387-2604


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342 Iron Street (Adjoining the Church)

Bloomsburg, PA  17815


Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4pm

(Closed from 12:30 - 1:00)

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