Update for the 5th Sunday of Lent
SAINT COLUMBAN UPDATE
5th Sunday of Lent
In this issue:
2. Parish Financial Stewardship
3. Resources for Prayer and Engagement in the home
4. Praying the Stations of the Cross
5. Livestream Mass & Spiritual Communion
6. Youth Ministry Online Youth Night
➡️ Archbishop Etienne has released a new letter for all the people of the archdiocese
To comply with the governor's
Stay home, stay healthy
proclamation and in union with the archbishop's recommendation, the parish grounds are now closed.
However, a staff member will be able to answer your voicemails left to our phone 360-458-3031 and emails sent to
➡️ Confessions are by appointment only, leave a message 360-458-3031 Ext. 6.
➡️ Various parish ministries and faith formation groups are meeting via online methods. Please contact your ministry head/faith formation leader for more information.
WATCH our live-streamed Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM here:
Archbishop Letter 3.24.2020.pdf
Click here to read this Sunday's bulletin
Parish Financial Stewardship
Over the past two weekends we have experienced a drop in weekly contributions. Like most parishes, most of our operational funds come from the generous support of our faith community. This generosity supports the basic operations (payroll, utilities, maintenance, etc.) and ministries of our church. Your support is always important, but now it's crucial, especially now that Masses are suspended.
May God reward you for your continued support.
Click here to give your offering online
St. Vincent de Paul Society needs your help!
They are running out of funds during this time; originally our Soup Suppers' donations were going to St. Vincent de Paul, and now without any events they are needing your help more than ever! You may adjust your online giving to increase your contribution to St. Vincent de Paul by clicking the button above.
Or you may drop off/mail your St. Vincent envelopes to the church.
How to continue your financial stewardship:
Click here to go to our website and sign-up for Online Giving
OPTION 2 -
You may mail your Offering Envelope (for both St. Columban & St. Peter) to our address:
506 First St. S // Yelm, WA 98597
(Regular postage is required)
OPTION 3 -
If you are able or live in town, please drop off your envelope at the St. Columban Parish office. You may also use the mailbox in front of the church but just make sure your donation is dropped in the top slot and NOT the one that says "Outgoing mail."
Resources for Prayer and Engagement at home
Please see these links and attachments to help you find more ways to reconnect with your faith at home:
National Catholic Register: Coronavirus Quarantine Movie and TV Options for Lent and Easter (and More)
USCCB Catholic Current Resources for Prayer and Engagement
At Home with Faith 2-1.pdf
Family Podcast Resources.pdf
Stations of the Cross Pray-along videos
Download Booklet and for Traditional Stations of the Cross according to St. Alphonsus and check out these videos to pray along to:
Stations of the Cross.pdf
How to view Mass online or on TV/radio
Since the Archbishop has temporarily dispensed our obligation to attend Sunday Mass in person, we invite you to watch Mass every Sunday and make a Spiritual Communion.
Live streamed Mass
Watch our 10:00AM Live-streamed Mass on Facebook
We also invite you to tune-in from the following sources:
- Archbishop Etienne will stream Mass daily from St. James Cathedral: (
Click here to watch over Facebook)
Click here to watch on Vimeo.com
) Weekdays 8:30am, Sunday 8:30am.
- EWTN (Comcast Xfinity Channel 233) 5:00 AM & 9:00 AM PDT every day: or online
- Sacred Heart Radio (AM 1240 / FM 104.7 / AM 1050 / FM 100.3) 5 AM and 9 AM Every day
Click here for additional list collected by the Knights of Columbus (times given are Eastern Time)
Check out these videos and article to help you make your Spiritual Communion during your video Mass or throughout your day:
Perfect Contrition-Spiritual Communion.pdf
Dr. Scott Hahn:
Video sung by Donna Cori
Online Youth Night this Sunday 5:00 PM
THE BIGGEST CATHOLIC YOUTH NIGHT EVER!
It’s been a crazy few weeks. There’s a lot up in the air, and we’re not sure when we’ll start gathering at the church again – but that doesn’t mean youth nights have to stop…
Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world – last week they had OVER TEN THOUSAND students participate.
Our parish is signed up to participate – all your teenager has to do is head to
this Sunday at 5pm Pacific.
Two quick notes:
The broadcast starts at 5:00 pm PDT, but plan to have your student log in a few minutes early to make sure they’re on when it starts.
They can access the event on any device with a web browser – but the faster the connection, the better.
Though this event is geared at teenagers, you the parent are invited to watch along with them!
Special guest Fr. Mike Schmitz of Ascension Presents!
on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:26PM