Priest Begins Offering Drive-Through Confessions in Church Parking Lot

When public Masses in the Archdiocese of Washington were suspended in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Bowie, Maryland, got creative about bringing the sacraments to his local community.

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Mass Disappointment: Services Canceled

At Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows, Queens, nearly 70 parishioners worshiped at the March 15 noon Mass, which is about half the normal attendance. In a sense, it was a regular Sunday Mass, but it was also unusual.