ASCENSION THURSDAY: Thursday of next week, May 13, is the feast of the Ascension. On this fortieth day after Easter, we celebrate Jesus returning to the Father and sitting at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us. This feast is one of the six holy days of obligation. All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on holy days. Mass times are as follows: Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.; Thursday at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.
St. Columba’s Music Ministry has a Virtual Choir Playlist is available here
Video/audio work by Catherine Chayko, Music Director. (OneLicense Number M-400986)
To allow for the opportunity for many parishioners to say goodbye to Msgr. Lawrence and congratulate him on his retirement following 55 years of priesthood, we are planning for Msgr. Lawrence to have an hour-long reception following the three Masses, the weekend of June 12 – 13. From 6:00 -7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. and from 12:00 -1:00 on Sunday, June 13, (there are people coming for Communion at 11:30 Sundays) the rectory parking lot will be used for an outdoor reception. Please remember that per Diocesan regulations, masks/social distancing are in effect on all parish property. This helps people feel comfortable and secure taking part in public gatherings as it does inside church. As Monsignor Lawrence is downsizing, he has asked, “Please, no gifts,” and we will be showcasing many of his books, CD’s, and mementos free for the taking! Light refreshments will be served.
In the parish library, we are currently showcasing many of his books, CD’s, and mementos free for the taking! Please stop by!
PARKING CHANGE FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 12/13
Due to Msgr. Lawrence’s Retirement reception, there will be no parking available in the corner rectory parking lot for Saturday, June 12-Sunday, June 13. Thank you for understanding!
We extend a very special “Happy Mother’s Day” to all our mothers and pray that it will be a very special day for them. Our prayer is that God will bless all our mothers who are still with us in this life here on earth. And for those who are with us in spirit as they share eternal happiness in heaven, we remember them and pray for them.
With God, All Things Are Possible
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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