Important Information For Reopening

Important Information You Need To Know To Attend Mass

We are happy to announce that Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church will reopen for Mass, and no other activities, beginning with Daily Mass on Monday, May 11th and Vigil/Weekend Masses the weekend of May 16th. Our regular Mass schedule will resume.

Stressing the fact that the current pandemic is not yet over, we urge all those in the high-risk population to use the general dispensation granted by Bishop Robert E. Gugielmone. Please use extraordinary caution and good judgement in determining if you should attend Mass. No mortal sin is committed if you decide that you and your family should not attend.

You should NOT attend Mass at this time: If you are coughing, sneezing, or have a fever; If you have asthma, allergies or any chronic lung related disorder; If you are immunocompromised.

If you are 65 years of age or older, you are considered to be in the high-risk population and should use extraordinary caution and good judgement in determining whether you should attend Mass.

To help in making your decision on whether or not to attend Mass, we have created a COVID-19 Self Screening Checklist that you can access using the link below.

COVID-19 Self Screening Checklist

To comply with the guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control, the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, and the mandates from State government, we will be limiting the number of people in the worship space to 400.

Those who choose to attend Mass MUST abide the following Requirements For Attending Mass. 

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The Communion flow has been adjusted to adhere to social distancing protocols. Please click on the link below to review

Communion Flow

Other Important Information


Bishop Guglielmone has granted general absolution through the month of May. Private reconciliation will resume on Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will resume on Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00 am. Adoration will be in the sanctuary only, Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Perpetual adoration has been postponed until the Feast of Corpus Christi and will resume on Tuesday, June 16th after 9:30 am Mass.

First Communion

First Communion Masses will be held on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 13th at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Contact Mary Harden at for additional information.


All confirmations will resume after July 1st. Details will be forthcoming. Contact Tayler Howie at with questions.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA will be celebrated at the Vigil Mass for Pentecost, Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 am.

Anointing of the Sick

Father Fabio will continue to respond to those who are in proximate danger of death and who request anointing and viaticum. However, the directions, procedures, and policies of all medical and care facilities will be strictly followed when visiting the ill.