Senior Life

At St. Joseph, Seniors are an essential part of the Parish Family. The Senior Life Ministry both ministers to our Seniors and provides ways for Seniors to minister to others.


Purpose: Promote service to others and provide religious experiences, recreational, educational and cultural opportunities and community involvement.

Membership: Open to all parishioners 55 years and older. There is NO fee to be a member. 

Email us at to get involved! 


St. Joseph's Senior Life Presents: Elder Law

Lisa Hostetler Brown is the Managing Attorney of LawyerLisa, LLC. Her firm concentrates on the areas of real estate, contract review, estate planning and probate law. LawyerLisa has been named Best Law Firm by readers of the Free Times in 2018 and 2019 and she was most recently recognized as a 2019 “Phenom” Honoree by the Columbia Regional Business Report as well as an inaugural recipient of the SC Women in Business Award by Columbia Business Monthly. Lisa is also certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She will be discussing the legal aspects of end of life preparations.

A representative from Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union will cover money management aspects of budgeting and savings in conjunction with living within retirement income.

November 14, 2019

St. Joseph Ministries and Administration Building, Donor Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please complete and return by November 7, 2019

St. Joseph Church, Attn: Regina Spell, 3512 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205

or telephone: 803.776.9575

Box Lunch Available for $9.00 (make check payable to St. Joseph Senior Life)

St. Joseph’s Senior Life presents…

A Day Trip to see Mepkin Abbey’s

17th Annual Crèche Festival

Click below for more details and to register

(deadline to register is 11.4.19)


Contact: Anne Sakara 803.736.3535

Scheduled weekly - Bridge, Mah Jongg. Other activities and social gatherings. 

(Bridge Contact: Dolores Brown 803.776.6333)

Bereavement Group

Beverly Stricklin 803.463.3993 /Beverly Seely 803.807.6777

Lends support to parishioners on the death of a family member by attending the Vigil Service (the Rosary) and/or Funeral Mass.  


Contact: Angie Kempson 803.776.7230


Religious Activities/Retreats

Contact: Open

Yearly Retreat and lectures about the Catholic Faith. 

Respite Care/Outreach

Contact: Terry Skelley 772.215.1966

Provides relief to caregivers for approximately 4 hours per week (Thursdays)


Contact: Beverly Seely 803.807.6777

Telephone Committee

Contact: Diane Mubarak 803.429.0900 /Sue Cluxton 803.782.2202

Contacts senior parishioners and strive to communicate with those in need.


Contact: Mary Sue Barnum 803.622.5259


Trips and Tours!

Contact: Dave Murday 803.254.1224

One day and multi-day trips.  Trips are open to ALL!

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Senior Life At It's Best!

Our Bridge Group celebrates Christmas!

December 17, 2018

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Sr. Life Visits Our Lady of Joyful Hope

December 5, 2018

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St. Joseph School K5 Class visits Respite Care!

October 25, 2018

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Sr. Life Ventures to Hendersonville

September 20, 2018

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Our Seniors Take to the High Seas!

April 13, 2018

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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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: Closed

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