Confessions During COVID-19


For this upcoming week, confessions will be offered on July 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.  



At this time no walk-in confessions will be heard. This is being done to continue to safeguard the health and safety of our faithful and our priests.  It is necessary that we continue to practice the required Covid-19 procedures and protocols that we have in place here at St. Joseph parish.


n order to make a reservation please make contact with Mindy McBurney at
803.254.7646 ext. 423 or at


Confessions will be held at the Ministries & Administration Building (MAB) in the Senior Center. Social distancing of six feet will be maintained between you and the priest. You are REQUIRED to wear a mask and not arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled time. As requested by Bishop Guglielmone, please prepare your confessions at home and keep it mind your confession time is limited to only be a few minutes. If you need to speak with a priest for counseling on an issue in your life, please make an appointment at a different time outside of the confession setting. After you receive absolution, you will leave the confessional space by way of the MAB garden.  Your penance may be done at home, in the MAB garden or in the church. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we cautiously move forward.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205


Fax: 803.799.7607


St. Joseph Catholic School


Fax: 803.540.1913


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Parish Office Hours:

Weekdays:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(Closes at 12:30 PM on Fridays in July)

Weekends: Closed

Church Hours:

Open for private prayer

Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

(Closes at 12:30 PM on Fridays in July)

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus