In-person Mass guidelines: September, 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:


  • 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.


  • 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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Address:  1529 Assembly Street
               Columbia SC 29201

Mail:        P.O. Box 1896

                Columbia SC 29202

Fax:         803-799-2438

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