On Monday, March 16, the Bishop of Charleston announced that churches in the Diocese of Charleston will suspend public liturgical activities, including Masses, as a means of limiting the transmission of COVID-19 within our communities. This suspension began at noon on March 17, and will go through the end of the day April 1, 2020, subject to review on March 30, 2020.
This is not what we have hoped for, but we are grounded in the promise that Christ will always be with us.
"Join us" for Mass
Although we are not permitted to celebrate Masses publicly, our priests continue to celebrate Mass privately. For your participation, we are live-streaming Masses to our Facebook page, which is available publicly: facebook.com/visitstpeters.
Daily Mass: 10 AM in English
The basilica is open for private prayer Monday through Friday, 11 AM - 4:30 PM
Each Sunday, we will live-stream 2 private Masses:
10 AM: English
12 PM: Spanish
Stay connected with us
We are doing all we can to communicate with you in a way that is timely and relevant. In addition to finding information here on our website, please follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our emails. We promise not to spam you!
Deepen your faith
Limit your consumption of highly-charged social media and spend time instead on things that build your faith and advance the Kingdom of God.
Pray for all whose health and livelihood are affected by the coronavirus and the life-altering measures taken to limit its transmission.
Send your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org; we will pray for you and we will forward your requests to our mighty e-prayer ministry.
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While you're unable to receive the Eucharist, pray for Spiritual Communion with the Lord:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Continue to support our mission
We are so grateful for the generosity of our parishioners during this time of uncertainty. One thing that is certain: the mission of the Church never stops. Your support is critical to our ability to function always, and particularly as we work to adapt to these new and frequently changing conditions.
Text your offering to 803-281-3902. Text the dollar value of your gift and the fund you wish to support. Examples:
$100 for the Offertory: text 100 OFF
$100 for Preservation: text 100 PRES
Mail your offering to 1529 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Thank you for supporting our mission!