Greetings from St. Columban Catholic Church

CONFIRMATION 2023 - Classes will begin Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 11:00 to 12:30 in the Bishop Hogan Library. Classes are for 14-18-year-olds who have not yet been confirmed. Contact Dorion and Maggie Moore for information:

Congratulations and Welcome to the following who received their Sacraments of Initiation and joined the Church this year:

Kris Cole
Presley Rardon
Thatcher Rardon
Eli Gratton
Ali Gratton
James Tiberi
Melinda Buttman
Blake Rardon
Samantha Yoko
Gabriel Hind

Bobbi Gratton
Shaina Kaylynn Bingham
Amber Rardon

CONFIRMATION CLASS 2022 - October 30, 2022 - Congratulations to those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation with The Most Rev. James V. Johnston, Jr. Presiding:

Lyla "Teresa" Beetsma (St. Columban)
Sadie "Elizabeth" Bonderer (STC)
Beau "Brigid" Graves (STC)
Hayden "Bernadette" Hansen (STC)
Alexis "Anthony" Kroeten (STC)
Jack "Nicholas" Marshall (STC)
Connor "Sebastian" Peery (STC)
Oliver "Anthony" Perry (STC)
Kateri "Kateri" Whitson (STC)
Landon "Matthew" Krohn (Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Addison "Dymphna" Banks (Sacred Heart)
Keith "John" Farmer (SH)
Logan "Matthew" Raby (SH)
Brianna "Mary" Sykes (SH)
LyleWynn "Joseph" Malino (Blessed Sacrament)
Daisy "Teresa" Murillo (Blessed Sacrament)
Cesar "Cesar" Paniamogan (Blessed Sacrament)

Confirmation 10/30/2022

THANK YOU to Father Koster and Dorion & Maggie Moore for preparing our young people to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you also to the ladies of the Altar Society for serving the reception after the Mass.

Twelve (12) people of all ages received Sacraments at this year's Easter Vigil, April 16, 2022. We are blessed to have a large group of new parishioners who have received sacramental graces from God.

  • Baptism - Ellaina Jo Miller and Maverick Cranmer were Baptized. Ellaina is the 6-year-old daughter of Jacky and Joanna Miller. Maverick is the 3 year old son of Ryan and Courtnie Cranmer.
  • Baptism and Confirmation - Max Cranmer, Rowdy Miller, and Jacky Miller were Baptized and Confirmed. Max Cranmer is the son of Ryan and Courtnie Cranmer. Rowdy Miller is the son of Jacky and Joanna Miller. Jacky Miller is the husband of Joanna and father of Ellaina and Rowdy.
  • Marriage - Jacky and Joanna Miller's Marriage was Con-Validated.
  • Profession of Faith and Confirmation - The following people have already been baptized in other Christian faiths, so they made a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church and received the Sacrament of Confirmation: Betsey Garcia, Stephen Garcia, Sean Sensenich, Megan Sensenich, Elijah Sensenich
  • Confirmation - The following had already been Baptized in the Catholic Church but desired to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation: Joanna (Grohs) Miller, Theresa Jodi (Dinwiddie) Kent

CONFIRMATION CLASS 2021 - For all 8th-12th grade students. Classes began on Sunday, January 17, 2021, following the 10:00 AM Mass in the school cafeteria. We had nine (9) young people from our parish and two (2) from St. Joseph's in Trenton receiving their Confirmation from Bishop Johnston on October 10, 2021. Congratulations to: Alondra Esmeralda "St. Clair" Fernandez and Sarai "St. Dorothy" Fernandez Romo from Trenton. Cain "St. Maximilian Kolbe" Evans, Remington "St. Isidore" Isaacs, Martin "St. Martin de Porres" Moore, Lyla "St. Agatha" Oesch, Lily "St Elizabeth of Hungary" Ripley, Carson "St. James" Samm, Jonathan "St. John the Apostle" Sanchez, Hagen "St. Sebastian" Stedem, Alakai "St. Maria Goretti" Walker

Confirmation 10/10/2021

WELCOME TO THESE NEW MEMBERS OF OUR PARISH (Bulletin 04/11/2021) - They were either baptized or made a Profession of Faith and received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. Baptism: Jacob Constant, Jaydin Kohl, Crystal Lauhoff, Grayson Samm; Profession of Faith: Clint Campbell, Amy Dickerson, Brian Garr, Julie McCoy; All also received the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Confirmation: Courtnie Cranmer and Logan Potts

Confirmation Mass 2020 - Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2020, the following youth from our parish received the 
Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop James Johnston.

Avery (St. Cecilia) Baxter
Bryton Bevelle
Carson (St. Sebastain) Crawford
Carter (St. Hubertus) Crawford
Carver (St. Christopher) Crawford
Zane (St. Peter) Daley
Matty (St. Michael) Douglas
Isabella (St. Isabelle) Garr
Patrick (St. Samuel) Kinsella
Delanie (St. Bridget) Kieffer
James (St. Patrick) Mathew
Anna (St. Catherine) Pfaff
Emily (St Catherine) Schreiner
Caeli (St. Therese) Whitson
Cameron (St. Augustine) Williams

CONGRATULATIONS (Bulletin 06/07/2020) - These two men received the sacraments Saturday, May 30, during the 5:00 Mass. We welcome them into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. May God continue to bless them. Theodore (Ted) Hicks, husband of Teresa Bonderer Hicks, received his conditional Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. Matthew (Matt) Shaffer, fiance of Grace Wheeler, made his Profession of Faith, Confirmation and First Communion.

CONFIRMATION CLASS 2019 - The Sacrament of Confirmation was held in our parish Sunday afternoon, October 27, 2019, at 2:00 pm with Bishop Johnston officiating. Fourteen (14) candidates from our parish and St Joseph's in Trenton received this sacrament. A reception followed in the school cafeteria hosted by St. Ann's Altar Society. Congratulations to the following from St Columban Parish: Kyan Douglas, Belle Englert, Gabe Hansen, Alijah Hibner, Allison Higgins, Izzie Montgomery, Owen Oesch, Jackson Reeter, Jessica Reeter, Lilly Stedem. Thank you to Father Koster and Dorion and Maggie Moore for teaching and preparing the students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

FIRST COMMUNION - Congratulations to Simon Pfaff on his first communion received at the 5pm mass on July 6, 2019!

PROFESSION OF FAITH AND CONFIRMATION CONGRATULATIONS (May 19, 2019 Bulletin) - Congratulations to Emily Morgan who recently made a profession of faith and came into full communion with the Catholic Church. Also to Ben Radcliff who recently received the sacrament of confirmation.

CONFIRMATION 2018 - On October 28, 2018, Bishop Johnston conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on the following youth of our parish. The patron saint they each chose is in quotations.

Ellie "St. Philomena" Barnett
Emma "St. Agnes" Burk
Connor "St. Hubert" Douglas
Cy "St. Isidore" Evans
Emery "St. Kassiani" Evans
Ava "St. Anne" Gibson
Sophia "St. Anthony" Luetticke
Trent "St Christopher" Norman
Gretchen "St. Anthony of Padua" Schroder
Alex "St. Peter" Webb
Mikelle "St Maria Goretti" Whitson

Congratulations to Alex Webb, son of parishioner Janet Webb, on making a profession of faith and being admitted into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Confirmation was held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 2:00 pm with all of the Deanery IX Parishes.

Kadan Akers - St. Patrick
Mason Baxter - St. Andrew
Hesston Campbell - St. Hubert
Eli Cross - St. Michael
Olivia Cross - St. Anne
CJ Pfaff - St. Charles
Josie Reeter - St. Anne
Bryan Sanchez - St. Sebastian
Jessica Sanchez - St. Elizabeth
Chandler Stedem - St. Anthony of Padua
Malachi Whitson - St. Hubert


  • Sydney Baxter
  • Madison McKenzie
  • Riely Brobst
  • Meredith Oesch
  • Carleigh Crawford
  • Chloe Peery
  • Jason Daley
  • William Perry
  • Josh DeBoer
  • Maggie Pfaff
  • Dalton Erikson
  • Parker Richey
  • Addie Ficken
  • Meredith Riley
  • Megan Gregory
  • Savannah Riley
  • Hannah Haakonstad
  • Johnathan Shiflett
  • Kennedie Kieffer
  • Gabe Sykes
  • Cade Koehly
  • Lora Watton
  • Lawrence Link
  • Addison Webber

Congratulations on receiving the fullness of Initiation into the Catholic Church. A special thank you to Bishop James Johnston, Father Benjamin Kneib, Father Adam Johnson, and Father Louis Farley, pastors of St. Columban, Sacred Heart and St. Munchin Parishes and to Leslie Holland and Mary Morgan for instructing and preparing the students.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Jessie Leigh Ann Jones, Tyler Jon Keenan, Dimitri Dickerson, Ivan Dickerson, Maksim Dickerson, received the sacraments and made Professions of Faith to become full members of the Catholic faithful.

Easter Vigil, March 31, 2018 - Charles "Cord" Summers was baptized and received the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.

March 24, 2018 - On Saturday March 24, 2018, Scott Stevens, husband of Brooklyn Shearer Stevens, made his Profession of Faith and received the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation. Congratulations to the Stevens family.

Easter Vigil, 2016 - We welcomed three new members to our Catholic Faith and the Body of Christ at this year's Easter Vigil. Aaron Brook received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Denise Dickenson and Janice Young received the sacrament of Confirmation and made their Profession of Faith. All three received the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation - Spencer and Keeley Shira, son and daughter of Kevin and Jana Shira; Chrisitan Still, son of Ryan Still and Haley Bonderer; Jesse and Tristan Hughes, sons of David Hughes and Brandi Thompson
  • Profession of Faith / Confirmed - Litton Gabrielson, son of David and Morgan Gabrielson


Max "Joseph" Anderson
Jonathon "Michael" Burk
Colin "Michael" Carlton
Wade "Hubert" Campbell
Aidri "Michael" Carden
Ditri "Alexander" Carden
Noah "Patrick" Cross
Eddie "Michael" Delp
Garret "Michael" Donoho
Latorrie "Anne" Johnson
Olivia "Lucy" Lauhoff
Adler "Sebastian" Marshall
Hayden "Michael" Montgomery
Alexander "Joseph" Rupp
Cole "Sebastian" Schilling
Maddie "Madeline Sophia Barat" Searcy

A special thank you to Father Benjamin Kneib and Father Kevin Drew, pastors of St. Columban and St. Joseph Parishes, and Leslie Holland and Kristi Urich, for instructing and preparing the students for the Sacrament of Confirmation.


The following received the Sacrament of Confirmation October 13, 2013, administered by Bishop Robert Finn: Mary Bligh, McCornick Campbell, Carly Carlton, Abbie Clark, Zachary Daley, Tomi Delp, Mariah Fox, Hunter Haakonstad, Monica Holland, Noah Holland, Zachary Holland, Benjamin Jones, Shayler Keller, Jared Lauhoff, Maggie Leatherman, Tanner Lent, Nathan McKiddy, Peyton Moritz, Zachary Quinn, Jalynn Reeter, Maggie Resor, Robert Rupp, Jacob Schwenneker, Kennadie Stottlemyre, Lillian Stover, Alvynne Villacampa, Anthony Wade, Greeley Whitson, Brett Young


Ralph Moffatt, husband of Aline, made his formal Profession of Faith and was confirmed on November 29, 2013.

Scott Johnson, husband of Kasey Hibler Johnson, made a Profession of Faith on July 2, 2014.

Amber Frampton completed her sacraments of initiation by receiving Holy Communion and Confirmation (Fall, 2014).

Gwen Gatson - Profession of Faith; conditionally Baptized; received First Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation (December 23, 2015)

Brook Dickerson, a profession of faith and entered into full unity with the Catholic Church (02/18/18 Bulletin)

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