THINKING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING? Maybe this will give you that much-needed push
NOTE: Additional information about the above and all our Parish events can be found on our Parish News page.
WE WARMLY WELCOME our summer seminarian, Richard McAlister. Richard’s home parish is the Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, and currently, he attends Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary.
RENOVATION UPDATE: The wall behind the Saint Columba Statue is being cleaned and prepared for the mural painting. You may have noticed that the votive candles have been moved, and that the candle offering box is temporarily inaccessible. We have an envelope hanging near the candles for your offerings.
ST. JOSEPH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
St. Joseph, Danville Parish is having their Annual Festival on Saturday, June 25, noon until 7 pm and you are invited. A variety of food and beverages, children’s games with prizes, basket raffle, money raffle, three winners, and entertainment. All to benefit St. Joseph school. Come down for lunch or dinner and make some new friends.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
This year’s VBS theme is “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness.” This year we are accepting grades K through 6 – no pre-school program. We are happily accepting 7th and 8th-grade volunteers and of course adults! Call or email the office if you want to volunteer. Currently, clearances are required. July 11 to 15, 2022, the cost is $20/child pre-registered and $25/walk-in. CLICK HERE to register.
I’d like to thank my St. Columba parish family for all you have done for me in the course of my seminary training, and most recently with my Ordination and First Mass. I don’t want to start naming names, for fear that I will forget someone. Thanks to all involved with the liturgy of my First Mass and the Reception that followed. And thank you for your attendance – I will be forever grateful. Thanks also for all your gifts and tokens of appreciation – these will be acknowledged personally after I get settled at my first assignment (please be patient!). Of course, I’d like to thank our Pastor, Father Richard Mowery, who has been a mentor and a friend for the past year. He has been most welcoming to me as a seminarian, then as a Deacon, and now as a brother priest. His expertise, guidance, and sense of humor at his “Priest Boot Camp” this month is greatly appreciated and has helped me to put into practice what I learned at the seminary. Please pray for me as I begin my work with the people of God. And remember to always pray for priests, religious, seminarians, and for Vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life!
Blessings and Peace, Father Jerry Kleponis
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 eighth 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.
Fr. Richard Joseph Mowery, Pastor