Confessions During COVID-19

Saturdays from 4 - 5 PM (not available on 5.22.21 due to priest conflict)


We are pleased to announce that starting Saturday, May 15th, we will have confession in the church, starting at 4:00 PM.  Church doors will open at 3:30 PM.


Please note that we have purchased HEPA air purifiers for both parts of the confessional, in an effort to provide a safer environment for everyone.  To promote continued safety and well-being of all, we ask that those attending confession sit in one pew and return to the same pew. We also ask that those attending 5:30 PM Mass stay seated in the pew utilized after confession.


Consideration for Attending Confession

*Parishioners who are at a higher risk for severe illness should consider not attending Confession. Please consult with your doctor to know if you are at higher risk for severe illness. Please review the CDC information on our website to determine your risk level.

*If you have traveled out of the country in the last 30 days, have a fever, shortness of breath and/or at least two of these symptoms – chills, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, loss of smell/taste – please do not attend Confession.

*If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please do not attend Confession.


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

Weekends: Closed

Church Hours:

Open for private prayer

Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus

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