Saturday of this coming week, August 15, is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Assumption means that Mary, at the end of her life here on earth, was “assumed” (taken into heaven) lest her body undergo corruption. It is a promise of our being taken into heaven at the end of our lives. Our faith teaches us that the Lord will raise us up and take us into heaven where we will enjoy eternal life with our God and with all the saints and angels.
Whenever January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, it is not obligatory to attend Mass.
RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION
During this Covid 19 Pandemic, it is highly recommended that reception of Holy Communion be on the hand because of the concern of the transmission of the virus to others when received on the tongue. If you determine to receive on the tongue, please wait until the end of the Communion line. Thank you to everyone for your understanding.
SUNDAY MASS ONLINE
NEW: Join us for Sunday Mass, August 9, 2020 celebrated by Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence, Pastor, accompanied by Frank Delucca, Music Minister.
REMINDER: All our videos are available on the Saint Columba Parish YouTube Channel.
HOLY COMMUNION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED for those who want to come to the church after Mass just for Communion at 11:30 am on Sundays.
IT’S TIME FOR CYE REGISTRATION
The start date for CYE classes is September 13, and we will be following the classroom model of our school, in terms of virtual/in-person learning. There are two (2) forms for registration this year. Please be sure to fill out both of these and send/bring them back to us at your soonest convenience.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the start date.
ADAPTING THE SONG PARABLE BY M.D. RIDGE, WITH PHOTOS OF OUR PARISH AND PUBLIC DOMAIN ART. Music credits: The song Parable, by M.D. Ridge, text based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, Matthew 13: 4-8, text and music copyright 1987, OCP. Performed by Catherine Chayko, Director of Music, St. Columba Church.
REGIONAL PICNICS AND RAFFLES are advertised on our Parish News page. Social distancing and masks will be required.
With God, All Things Are Possible
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Welcome to One and All!
We are pleased that you are inquiring about our parish of Saint Columba! We are the only Roman Catholic parish in Bloomsburg, PA, and we are located in the downtown area, at the corner of Iron Street and Third Street. As you look through our website, you will learn about our parish. We are a part of the Diocese of Harrisburg with a parish of 1,136 households with 2,356 registered individuals. We are fortunate to have an elementary school, pre-school through eighth grade, attached to our parish. For those who attend public school, we have a Religious Education program on Sunday between our two morning Masses. In addition to our religious education classes, we have Life Teen for the ninth through
As you peruse our website, you will get a good idea of our parish. When you come to our church, you will have a better feel for what St. Columba Church really is.
St. Columba Church Pastor Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence