In this week of Lent, we continue to reflect upon the symbols of Jesus’ sufferings. Today we look at the Crown of Thorns, a symbol of the one that was put on Jesus’ head, and caused Him so much pain. We read in the Gospel of Matthew: “Weaving a crown of thorns, they fixed it on His head, and stuck a reed in His hand.”
Suggested activity: Try not to complain about anything this week.
Perhaps the statement in the Book of Exodus may cause us to ponder: “For I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God.” Jealousy means that the person wants what is his. He wants to hold on to what belongs to him. What that means is God has created us for Himself and does not want to lose any one of us. Praise God that He is a jealous God or else we might be lost! Jesus was jealous of His Father’s house also. His house was to be a house of prayer, a place where His people could gather and pray as a community. “Thank you, God, for being a jealous God for our benefit and for our welfare.” He tells us that we are to keep His commandments and to use His house for prayer. In that way, we can be faithful to Him. – Msgr. Bob Lawrence
7:30 a.m. Mass (Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays
School Stations of the Cross – 1:30 p.m. on Fridays
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m. on Fridays
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