UPDATE: The obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Harrisburg to attend Mass in person is being restored, effective August 15. However, those who are seriously ill or have a serious health risk are still dispensed. Learn more HERE.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 2, we will not be having Monday morning Mass at St. Columba. Our mission church, Christ the King in Benton, has a 9:00 a.m. Mass on Mondays.
St. Columba’s Music Ministry has a Virtual Choir Playlist that is available here
Video/audio by Catherine Chayko, Music Director. (OneLicense Number M-400986)
Please take note if you find any keys belonging to our parish, and bring them to the Parish Center at your soonest convenience. It is always important for us to keep extra sets of spare keys for the various doors and locks on hand, and often we have some difficulty with this. If we have loaned you keys, and you are not currently running a program that requires them, please bring them back to us. Thank you!
CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATES
Did you know that many parishioners are in our system without a working phone number? As more people drop their landlines, we are in urgent need of updated contact information. We will also take an email address if you would like to be contacted that way. We keep all contact information private. Please call the office and help us rectify incorrect contact numbers.
This past weekend was our Missionary Cooperative Appeal. During Mass you heard a letter from missionaries about their mission and their needs, and a second collection was taken for those needs. This year, the Missionary Cooperative would like to draw attention to one of its missions located in Central Mexico, close to the city of Orizaba. This area is mostly populated by various indigenous Mexican tribes which are still using their native languages and some do not even speak Spanish. The Assumptionists have been doing ministry in this region for over twenty years.
Last week’s Missionary Cooperative Collection totaled $1,176. If you would like to donate this coming weekend, please put your offering in an envelop labeled MISSIONS. Thank you.
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 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.
Fr. Richard Joseph Mowery, Pastor