Information for Mass during COVID-19

We must maintain and continue precautionary measures to ensure we are protecting one another from the spread of COVID-19. The following information is for everyone’s safety.

     

Mass Times

  • Daily Mass: Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 AM (Church). These Masses will be livestreamed on YouTube and can be viewed at any time during the day. 

  • Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM (Church - when max capacity is reached, parishioners will be directed to the gymnasium for overflow seating to view Mass via simulcast) Livestreaming on YouTube.

  • Sunday 8 AM (Church - when max capacity is reached, parishioners will be directed to the gymnasium for overflow seating to view Mass via simulcast) Livestreaming on YouTube.

  • Sunday 10:30 AM (Church - when max capacity is reached, parishioners will be directed to the gymnasium for overflow seating to view Mass via simulcast) Livestreaming on YouTube, Broadcast 90.9 FM.

  • Sunday 12:15 PM (Church - when max capacity is reached, parishioners will be directed to the gymnasium for overflow seating to view Mass via simulcast) Livestreaming on YouTube.

The Church will be open for private prayer Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

The Bishop has granted dispensation until further notice for all who cannot attend Mass. As always, we ask those who are sick, caring for someone who is sick, immune-compromised, or otherwise at higher risk to remain at home and watch the Mass online.  We fully understand and respect that decision, and for those parishioners, we will continue to livestream our Daily Masses Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 AM and all weekend Masses on YouTube.

 Update for Attending Mass: 

 For Those With Children Under Two Years of Age 

 

The CDC has guidelines in place for those who are under 2 years of age. Those guidelines indicate that children 2 years of age and under should not wear masks due to the risk of suffocation. Unfortunately, our parish “cry rooms” are currently closed throughout most of the Diocese since they are smaller with less circulating air, and make social distancing very difficult, if not impossible.  That being the case, families are being seated together in our church and gym, and families or groups are appropriately spaced according to CDC guidelines, with parishioners over the age of 2 wearing masks. Therefore, families who want to attend with children under 2 certainly may do so.  We encourage families with small children to consider returning to Mass.  Families that allow children under 2 years to attend understand that social distancing keeps the risk of transmission minimized but not absent, and understand the potential of risk. Families are responsible for keeping their family in their designated area and away from other groups of people.  Should you decide to return to in-person Masses, it may be easier and more convenient with children under the age of 2 to consider attending Mass in the gym.  There is more room and reservations are not required.  Children should not be allowed to roam in the church or gym, face mask or not, as it creates risk and distractions for others. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrienne Carroll, Business Manager at adrienne@stjosephcolumbia.org.

 RESUMPTION OF OFFERTORY COLLECTION DURING MASS 

Ushers will take up the collection from the congregation using stick baskets that are not passed,

but only handled by the usher. 

 RESUMPTION OF LIMITED SINGING DURING MASS 

Masks must stay on during singing.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205

803.254.7646

Fax: 803.799.7607

info@stjosephcolumbia.org

www.stjosephcolumbia.org

 

St. Joseph Catholic School

803.254.6736

Fax: 803.540.1913

www.stjosdevine.com

 

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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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