ALTAR SERVERS’ DECEMBER SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE
GREETERS’ NEW SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE
WINTERFEST 2022 THANK YOU!
A big thank you to all who supported our Winterfest 2022 celebration! Each year the love and joy of Christmas comes alive when our pastor, parish staff, school faculty, students, and parishioners unite to support Saint Columba School. Each year Winterfest grows because our parish captures the love and joy of Christmas; it is a wonderful gathering of our church family and our community. It has been said “we demonstrate our faith through our works.” Thank you for your FAITH and SUPPORT!
OUR ADVENT PARISH PENANCE SERVICE will be held on Thursday, December 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be a brief prayer service followed by individual confessions. Please take ad-vantage of this opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Christmas.
NOTE: Additional information about all our Parish events can be found on our Parish News page.
THINKING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING? Maybe this will give you that much-needed push
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 million students as part of Cross Catholic Outreach’s school feeding programs.
OUR MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24: 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. ONLY
NOTE: The December 24, 6:30 p.m. Children’s Mass will be recorded and ready for viewing by Sunday morning.
NEW: Join us for the Mass of the 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022, celebrated by Father Richard J. Mowery, Pastor. Saturday afternoon’s Mass was recorded and posted for viewing.
During this Advent season, all four Sunday Masses will be recorded and posted in time for Sunday 8 a.m. viewing.
ANGEL TREE SCHEDULE
Please return your Angel’s gift by 11:30 a.m., December 18. We sort and deliver them that day after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. You are also invited to sort and deliver packages; we are always looking for help. May Christ continue to bless you for your generosity. Questions? Please call Gary Honabach, 570-594-2492.
FEATURED IMAGE ON OUR HOMEPAGE:
(Above) The Second Week of Advent is the week of Peace. This verse tells us that Jesus came to be the Prince of Peace. The word peace is the Hebrew word shalom which means completeness or well being. Jesus did not come just to end wars, but to make us complete by saving us from our sinfulness. Two brothers light the second candle.
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 Sundays 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