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

Parish Highlights


For the story of how our new mural came to be, click here to read Rain Escovedo’s narrative journey from concept to finished artwork. This page also includes images of the mural with several detailed photographs, each followed by an informative explanation of the various themes and elements that are featured in the finished work. Also on this page is a link to a short video that contains images of Rain’s eight month work with music chosen by the artist. For best viewing, select full screen or just press f.   Thank you so much, Rain, for your talent, hard work, time, and your faith.

TWO LINES FOR COMMUNION: Please form two lines in each communion row as we used to. Thank you! 

If your child loves to sing and can read well (can follow lyrics in the Breaking Bread Missal, usually 2nd grade), please consider the youth choir for the 8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass. It is a wonder-ful opportunity for the kids to become involved with the liturgy. We will rehearse from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the St. Cecilia practice room on the first floor of the parish center, on Good Friday, April 7. Questions? Call Cathy or Deanna in the parish office.

HERSHEYPARK is offering the Diocese of Harrisburg a substantial discount. Regular gate admission is $85.80, but we have two different discounted ticket options starting with a one day ticket price at $40.95 for all ages 3 and up. Additional plans are posted on our Parish News page.  Orders must be received at the parish by Friday, March 31. Make payment to St. Columba Church by cash or check. We will receive tickets on or before the week of April 17.


7:30 a.m. Mass (Tuesday through Friday)
8:30 a.m. Mass on Fridays, March 3-March 31
8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturdays
School Stations of the Cross – 1:00 p.m. on Fridays
Covered Dish Fellowship-5:30 p.m. on Fridays
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m. on Fridays
St. Columba Parish Penance Service – Thursday, March 23 – 7:00 p.m.
Palm Sunday –  Saturday, April 1 – 5:00 p.m. Mass | Sunday, April 2 – 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses
Monday of Holy Week – April 3- 5:00 p.m. – Chrism Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg
Tuesday of Holy Week – April 4-7:30 a.m. – Mass 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Sacrament of Penance
Wednesday of Holy Week – April 5-7:30 a.m. – Mass 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Sacrament of Penance

BISHOP GAINER will concelebrate Mass at St. Columba Church on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. He will bless the mural. All are welcome!

You are invited! This is a wonderful opportunity to get together after a busy week and be a parish family before Stations on Friday evenings. Bring a non-meat dish to share, if you can. Donations will be given to the Food Cupboard. Please call the parish office with any questions.

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



The Bloomsburg Rotary Club in relationship with the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard is collecting peanut butter and jelly through April 18. Snack sizes are appreciated. Plastic and glass containers are acceptable. Please drop off at the collection bin at the Rectory parking lot entry.

Looking for servers grade 5 and up. Specifically looking for young people who can serve the Saturday 5pm Mass. If interested, please call or text Karen Konkolics at 570-441-3459 or with email.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OFFICE DUTIES/RECEPTION to answer phones, etc. Please call Deanna if you can assist. (570) 784-0801 x 5. Flexible hours available.

Don’t forget to refresh this page, especially when you leave our site open. We revise throughout the day so refresh to view our current content.

For detailed information about our Sanctuary additions and changes, head to our Parish News page and scroll to the section at the bottom of that page.

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


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 1,047 households with 2,443 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. 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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