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


The Biddy Basketball Program is a wonderful opportunity for children to participate in team and athletic competition in an environment that emphasizes beginner instruction and fun. Our program is for Saint Columba school and parish children, both boys and girls, from grades kindergarten through third grade. Teams will be created by dividing those children as evenly as possible by number of players, gender and grade level throughout the teams
The deadline for registrations to be received is noon on Sunday, February 11. Registration forms and/or additional information can be requested and received by e-mail by sending the request to, or by calling 570-912-2607 or reading details on the Biddy Basketball page.

St. Columba School, Bloomsburg, Pa is searching for an Elementary Principal to serve as a beacon of Christ’s light while nurturing individual gifts in a faith-infused, academically challenging, safe and secure environment. Find out more regarding our K-8 school at the school’s website.
The Elementary School Principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg has the primary responsibility for both the spiritual and educational leadership and the administration of the school, which seeks to offer high quality academic programs that are integrated with religious truths and values.
Administrative tasks and other details of this position are available here:…See link for more information.


NEW: Join us online for a special Teaching Mass, recorded Sunday, January 29, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Father Mowery provides explanations on the parts of the Mass.

BLESSING OF THROATS: February 3 is the feast of St. Blaise, the day on which we traditionally bless throats. The story is that St. Blaise miraculously cured a little boy who nearly died because of a fishbone in his throat. We pray that God will protect us through his prayer. “Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness.” We will bless throats after all the Masses this weekend, February 4-5. 

If you are interested in helping stuff envelopes for our next bulk mailing, on Monday, February 6, please call the office this week.

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

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



We are beginning our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. St. Columba School, through its teaching and atmosphere, is committed to passing on a living faith in Jesus Christ. St. Columba School invests in our future, which are our students. For more information about St. Columba School, visit their website.

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.

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 email at

Do you have any Catholic/Christian books for toddlers that are not getting used at home? Chunky/board books would be especially appreciated. We would like to create a basket of books for parents of young children to enjoy during Mass (or to borrow). Please bring any items to the parish office or you can give them to Cathy at Mass.On behalf of our youngsters and their wonderful parents who bring them to church, thank you. If you would like to purchase a book for this purpose, may we direct you to our Amazon wish list?

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 1,136 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 twelfth-grade students on Sunday evenings. 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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