Mass Times
Weekend Mass
Saturday: 8:00am & 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Weekday Mass
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30am
First Friday: 5:00pm
Adoration - First Friday: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Penance Schedule
Saturday: 8:30 - 9:00am & 3:30 - 4:30pm
Also by Appointment

Parish Highlights

PARISH HAPPENINGS

PARISH OFFICES ARE CLOSED
November 24, 25, and 28 for the holiday.

GREETERS NEW SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE 

ST. COLUMBA SCHOOL COMMUNITY PRESENTS THE MISSING MAN TABLE PROGRAM
St. Columba School honored veterans as part of our school’s Veterans Day salute. After the school mass, students, teachers, and Father Mowery, a 17 and half year veteran of the Army performed the “Empty Table” ceremony. This is to honor those men and women in the service who have fallen, are imprisoned, or are missing in action. Each item was placed on the table and Mrs. McKinnon read the significance of each as they were placed.  For details about the program and photos from the ceremony, please CLICK HERE.

TUESDAY CREW
See something at Winterfest that caught your eye? Consider requesting a custom  order of a Tuesday Crew craft. Check our our website for more information and a gallery of our products. On Facebook, find us on our new page. Don’t forget, all proceeds go directly to our parish school and we now have an online option for donations.

THINKING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING? Maybe this will give you that much-needed push

FEATURED IMAGE ON OUR HOMEPAGE:
(Above) This weekend begins Advent, a period of preparation extending over the four Sundays before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. Meredith lights the first candle. 

SAVE THE DATES

YOUTH CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS MASS
If your child loves to sing and can read well (for instance, can follow lyrics in the Breaking Bread Missal, usually about 1st or 2nd grade), then please consider the youth choir for Christmas Eve 6:30 p.m. Mass. It is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to become involved with the liturgy. For more information, CLICK HERE

BUY A COOKIE TRAY AND COMBAT WORLD HUNGER ON DEC 10 & 11
Buy a $20 cookie tray and feed 222 starving students in Haiti. Our church will be selling cookie trays to support The Cookie Sale to Combat World Hunger. The cookie trays make wonderful hostess gifts and affordable gifts for friends and colleagues. The cookie trays are only $20 each and have 3 varieties of cookies; chocolate chip, peanut butter & snickerdoodle, chocolates and are beautifully gift wrapped. Last year’s efforts provided food for 2.2 mil-lion students as part of Cross Catholic Outreach’s school feeding programs. 

NOTE: Additional information about all our Parish events can be found on our Parish News page.

 

SHARING OPPORTUNITIES

NEW: Join us for the Mass of the 1st Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022, celebrated by Father Richard J. Mowery, Pastor, and accompanied by Music Minister Frank Delucca. (OneLicense Number M-400986). Mass was recorded on November 26 during Saturday’s 5 p.m. service. During this Advent season, all four Sunday Masses will be recorded and posted for Sunday 8 a.m. viewing.

OUR ANGEL TREE IS BACK
For those new to this long-standing program, the angels from families that are in need are put on a tree at the beginning of Advent. The angels on the tree list a child’s age, clothing sizes, and any requests made by the parent for their child (please note that there is a spending limit of $50 per person). Take an Angel from the tree and wrap the gifts you can provide for that child, making sure you attach the angel securely to the gift.Then bring it back to the church and place it under the tree by the weekends of December 11/12 and 17/18. We sort and deliver all gifts on Sunday, December 18 after the 10:30 Mass.
Yes, you can help sort and deliver the packages; we are always looking for help. May your heart go out to those families that are asking for diapers, coats and boots. If you have any questions about this program, please call Gary Honabach @ 570-594 -2492.

With God, All Things Are Possible

Fr. Richard Joseph Mowery, Pastor

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 Sundays between our two morning Masses. In addition to our religious education classes, we have Life Teen for the eighth through twelfth-grade students on Sunday evenings. Masses are celebrated for the weekend on Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are celebrated at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our weekend liturgies are celebrated with devotion, accompanied by liturgical music. Our Parish Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.

Fr. Richard Joseph Mowery, Pastor

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