SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Those who were scheduled to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, May 16, may receive it with the class on Saturday, July 18, at 10:00 am. If this date does not suit, you may receive the Sacrament on any day of the week at one of the regularly scheduled Masses. Just call the office to make arrangements.
FIRST COMMUNION: The second date on which a child may receive First Holy Communion with others from the class is Saturday, August 8, at 10:30 am. First Communicants may walk up the aisle with or without masks and sit in the pew with their families.
If this date does not suit, the child may receive on any day of the week at one of the regularly scheduled Masses.
Please call the office and inform us of your decision.
In the middle two sections of the church, we have made every other pew available instead of every third pew. This distance is 5’4”. Please help us abide by the Diocesan Guidelines of 6 feet between parties, for everyone’s safety, by staggering your seating so you/your group is not directly in front of or behind of the people in the next open pew. Thank you. The open pews have ribbons that are visible from the back of the church to help you find available seating.
SUNDAY MASS ONLINE
Join us for Sunday Mass, July 5, celebrated by Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence, Pastor, with Catherine Chayko, Director of Music. The recordings of our 8 am Sunday Mass will be posted on our Parish YouTube Channel by 11 am the same day.
Beginning this weekend, Monsignor Lawrence will be hearing confessions back in his regular confessional. Face masks must be worn.
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.
We have recently been made aware of another fraudulent email and more recently, even text messages, looking as if they are coming from Monsignor Lawrence. Please do not respond to them. St. Columba Parish is not alone. Following troubling times such as these, criminals will copy emails of church and charity leadership and use those names to fraudulently request financial donations. Remember-when in doubt, throw it out! If you ever question if an email or text is legitimate, please contact the parish office: 570-784-0801. Monsignor will NEVER ask you for any donation through an email.
ATTENTION ALL EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Please email Michael Howe with your status regarding resuming duties this month.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER THE SICK and those with special need in your prayers. A full list is available on our Prayer Requests page. Just scroll to the bottom of the page.
With God, All Things Are Possible
You matter to us.
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