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Welcome To Saint Columban Catholic Church!


Saint Columban Church as part of the Diocese of Orange is a sacramental, multicultural community, united through prayer, faith sharing and action.

Our parishioners strive to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and the expression of His love and grace. Using our gifts of time, talent and treasure, we endeavor to meet the needs of all with special sensitivity to the poor.



A Message From Our Pastor

Dear Friends,
On Sunday, November 15, we began our first all night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Columban’s.  This was a custom and devotion that was first introduced by Bishop Johnson, our founding bishop, when the Diocese of Orange was established in 1976.  His hope was that everywhere in the diocese, every day, there would be a parish dedicated to praying for the spiritual needs of the People of Orange

Please join us for our Thanksgiving Mass Celebration
We will be having two Masses of celebration for Thanksgiving.  One at 7:00 am and our annual Tri-lingual Mass at 9:00 am.  We invite all to bring food and wine to either Mass to be blessed during the liturgy for your own table at home.  We will also distribute freshly baked loaves of bread for each of our families to take home. 

Saint Columban Advent Penance Services
Trilingual Wednesday,December 9th at 7:00 pm
Trilingual Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:00 pm
(for penance serves in surrounding area click here)


Saint Columban Annual Noel Festival
Sunday, December 6th 2015 
7:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Murphy Hall
 Pancake Breakfast, Choir performance, Vietnamese Dancers, Line Dancers, Gifts and Crafts



Feast of Saint Columban 
November 23rd 2015


Columban was one of the greatest Irish missionaries who worked on the European continent.  As a young man who was greatly tormented by temptations of the flesh, he sought the advice of a religious woman who had lived a hermits life for years.  He saw in her his answer a call to leave the world.  He went first to a monk on an island in Lough Erne, then to the great monastic seat of learning at Bangor.

Ministry Corner 

Our Environment Committee is seeking volunteers to help co-chair and decorate the church for Christmas and Easter Season.  Male or female no experience needed.  For more information please contact Lorraine Turpin at

  New Bell Tower Lights  

You may have noticed something different about our bell tower!  Now in the evening there is a soft blue light that shines out of our tower.  Little by little we are changing our lights to LED which will in the long run save on energy and cost.  The lights in the bell tower can now be programmed for any color.  This is part of a larger plan to develop and beautify our grounds.


We are in need of a underwriter for our 2016 Saint Columban Parish Calendar.  This calendar is printed and made available to all of our parishiners in the Arbor Area after Mass for a donation. The cost to have the calendars printed each year is $1,500.00.  If you are able to help out with the full amount or even half,  or whatever you can contribute please call Bridget Phillips at (714)534-1174 ext 119.

Lectio Divina    

All are invited to Lectio Divina reading-in Romito Center on Tuesday, December 1st from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Our prayer will center on the Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. In addition to reading from the Bible, we’ll have an opportunity for silent prayer, songs and optional sharing. For Information contact Sr. Bernadette 714-867-1513 or

Saint Columban Church will be adding a 5:30 pm Daily Mass in Vietnamese starting Monday, November 30th 2015

Confirmation For Adults
Are you a baptized Catholic 18 years of age or older who has received First Holy Communion and attends Mass regularly but have not been confirmed?  Maybe you were not ready as a teen or the adults in your life were pressing you to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation perhaps you are ready now to consider it.  To find out more about the process of preparation or to get answers to any other questions you may have, please contact Sr. Bernadette Moran at or call (714)867-1513.  Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 and continue most Tuesday's until May 10th 2016.  Classes take place in the Romito Center from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.


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Mass Times

Vigil Masses:
5:00 pm English
6:30 pm Vietnamese
6:30 am Vietnamese   
8:00 am English
9:30 am English
11:15 am English
1:00 pm Spanish
3:15 pm Vietnamese
5:15 pm LifeTeen English
7:00 pm Vietnamese

Mon-Fri:   6:30 & 8:30 am English
Tuesday:  7:00 pm Vietnamese
Saturday: 8:30 am English
1st Friday 6:30 pm Vietnamese

Confessions: Tuesday--7:30-8:30pm Saturday-- 9:00am

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00 am- 7:00 pm
Closed for Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm\
Saturday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Annointing of the Sick
Please call the parish office at (714)534-1174

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PSA 2015 is here!  Prayerfully consider making a pledge.  This appeal helps so many ministries within our Diocese. 
Total Pledged: $192,634.00
Total Amt Paid: $173,132.14
Total Families:  545
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