In-person Mass guidelines: September, 2020

September 3, 2020


Having just completed a season of repairs and renovation, including replacement of our pews, we are thrilled to welcome you back into the Basilica! Alas, in a time of global pandemic, we remain diligent in our efforts to create a safe, yet reverent, environment for your participation in the Mass. Please understand and observe the following guidelines for participation:

  • Protect yourself and others by taking precautions to prevent infection.

  • Please wear masks or face coverings as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19; if you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you!

  • We have provided hand sanitizer in the narthex for your use.

  • Seating:

    • Staff and volunteer ushers will seat you.

    • We have cordoned off every other pew to facilitate adequate distance between worshipers.

    • We will try our best to accommodate seating preferences as long as social distance between families/households can be maintained.

    • We have seating in Neglia Hall and Gibson Hall to accommodate overflow.

  • At Communion:

    • Staff and volunteer ushers will dismiss you, pew by pew, to the Communion procession.

    • Please allow for space of six feet between you and the next person in line.

    • Please remove your mask as you approach Fr. for Communion.

    • We are currently distributing Communion in the hand only.

  • Dismissal:

    • All doors will be opened to allow you to exit the Basilica.

    • Baskets are available at each exit for your offerings; thank you for your ongoing generosity!

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               Columbia SC 29201

Mail:        P.O. Box 1896

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