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  Dedicated and completed in 1898 by and for Irish immigrants, today St. Columba is a parish that is culturally diversified and still serves a new immigrant population. We are a community where diversity is richly celebrated and serves as a testimony of the event of Pentecost. We are a community that prays, celebrates, works and suffers together. Within our diversity, we serve Christ and to live according to the Gospel in unity and tolerance. St. Columba’s parish has served the people of the Lincoln Park/South Broad Street area since 1871. The first men of the parish were mostly hard-working laborers and the small original church was replaced on January 15, 1899 with the beautiful building known as St. Columba’s Church. The children of the parish needed an excellent education and the sister of Charity came to the parish in 1880.There was no convent at the time, so the sisters traveled by horse and buggy each day from St. Patrick’s on Bleeker Street. In 1908 both school and the convent were completed. The school continued to educate the parish and the neighborhood children until 2000 when unfortunatly the School closed.
It is now open as a school under the direction of LINK Community Corporation. The priest of the Archdiocese served the parish faithfully through the years. From the first pastor, Father Reilly, to the later diocesan missionary priest Father Luis Orlando Gonzalez. All the volunteer teachers in the Religious Education Program, the members of the choir, the faithful lectors, the advisory board, and the many people who volunteer their time and talent to keep St. Columba Church, the strong symbol of the beautiful people it serves.
   May God’s work continue to be carried on as faithfully in the future as it has been in the past and present.





Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday :
9:00am to 4:00pm




En Español

Mass Schedule
Holy Week: H
oly Thursday
                  Evening 7:00pm
                  Last Supper and
                  washing of the feet.
                  
                Good Friday:
                Lauds:9:00am,
                Veneration of the
                Croos, 3:00pm and
                Viacrucis 4:00pm.
                   
                Holy Saturday:9:00am
                Morning Prayer,
                Easter Vigil 10:00pm.
                
               Easter Sunday:
               9:00am English
               11:00am Spanish

 Monday - Friday, 6:00pm

            By the Rectory (Spanish)  

 Saturday 6:00pm    (Billingual)
        In the Church
 Sunday:  9:00am   (English)
              11:00am  (Spanish)


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What did Pope Francis Said?

Each consacrated person in a gift to the people of God, always leading the way.


Consacrated your life is to serve God and your brothers and sisters in Christ.


Spanish

Cada persona consagrada es un don para el pueblo de Dios en camino.
También Son grandes hombres y mujeres que consagran su vida y llevan adelante el mensaje de Jesús.
La Iglesia y el mundo necesitan de este testimonio del amor y de la misericordia de Dios.
Es necesario rezar para que tantos jóvenes respondan “sí” al Señor que los llama a consagrase totalmente al Él.
Consagrar la vida es para servir a Dios y a los hermanos.



 
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