Each of Us, Here for You

Mission Statement


Nurturing our congregation. Connecting with our community.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and committed to the worship of God the Father, St. Columba Roman Catholic Church strives to develop, support, and maintain a strong family spirit by instilling a love of God and neighbor in all its members. As we participate fully in the liturgy, reflect on the Word of God, and receive the Sacraments, we continue in our faith formation.  Our members are encouraged to share their time, talent, and treasure to provide outreach through various ministries and to respond compassionately to the needs of others in our Parish, community, and the world.

Read on for a brief introduction to the church staff. You can get in touch with any member of our staff to talk, ask questions, and learn more about St. Columba Parish.

Our community is blessed with passionate, dedicated leaders who love what they do and are excited to learn about what you love too. Drawing from their different backgrounds, talents, and experiences, our staff members support St. Columba’s ongoing learning and growth. They work to build a strong community that lives its vision and is actively shaped by each person in it.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

St. Columba Parish Staff


Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence
Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence
570.784.0801 Ext. 3
Dr. Catherine A. Chayko
Dr. Catherine A. Chayko
570.784.0801 Ext. 5
Mrs. Helen C. McMenamin
Mrs. Helen C. McMenamin
570.784.0801 Ext 4
Mrs. Bernadette Staniszewski
Mrs. Bernadette Staniszewski
570.784.0801 Ext 0
Mr. Jim McMenamin
Mr. Jim McMenamin
570.784.0801 Ext 0
Fr. Richard J. Mowery
Fr. Richard J. Mowery
570.784.3123
Mr. Joseph T. Mullen
Mr. Joseph T. Mullen
570.784.0801 Ext.4
Ms. Beverly Seybert
Ms. Beverly Seybert
570.784.0801 Ext 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Chyko
Mrs. Elizabeth Chyko
570.784.0801 Ext 0

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Our Facilities


St. Columba Church

342 Iron Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
http://www.saintcolumbachurch.org/

St. Columba Parish Center

342 Iron Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

St. Columba School

40 East Third Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
http://www.saintcolumbaschool.org/

Bloomsburg Food Cupboard

329 Center Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Mailing Address
PO Box 829
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Christ the King Mission

297 Mendelhall Road
Benton, PA 17814

Bloomsburg University Catholic Campus Ministry

353 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

About Our Logo


In Christian traditions, the dove (Latin: Columba) appears as a symbol and as a Eucharistic vessel. As a symbol of the Holy Spirit, it appears especially in representations of the baptism of Our Lord ( Matthew 3:16 ) and of Pentecost. St. Gregory the Great (590-604) is generally shown with a dove on his shoulder, symbolizing inspiration or rather Divine guidance. In general, the symbol occurs frequently in connection with early representations of baptism. As a symbol of the Church, a dove is an agent through which the Holy Spirit works on earth.

The colored blocks are representative icons of our church’s unique window design.