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Priest offers drive-thru confessionals amid coronavirus pandemic: 'People are so grateful'
VIDEO: https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values...ssion-maryland

Catholic parishioners in Maryland can now lay their burdens down at a drive-thru confessional, thanks to a quick-thinking priest.

Rev. Scott Holmer of St. Edward the Confessor, a Catholic church in Bowie, told Fox News he came up with the idea 10 minutes before Mass was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak this past weekend.

"It's really hard on the priests not to be able to give the blessed sacrament of the Mass, so I was trying to think about what we could do," Holmer told "Fox & Friends" Friday morning.

The Catholic priest improvised on Saturday when cars began showing up to confession Saturday afternoon. He grabbed some cones, a chair, and they formed a confession lane

One of the first people to arrive wasn't even Catholic, but she was from a different Christian denomination and she thanked him for doing what he was doing, snapped a picture, and it immediately went viral.

"People when they drive up, they're so grateful that they get to talk with somebody, especially a priest," he said. "Because, you know, people love their priest and when they get separated from their pastor, it just causes an ache in their heart and it causes an ache in the pastor's heart."

On Thursday night, Holmer said he didn't know how many cars there were but they went on for about an hour.

The priest, in keeping with his sacred duty, didn't share what most people are confessing, but he did say he will continue to hold the drive-thru confessions during the scheduled times -- one hour six days out of the week and five hours on Sundays.

During Lent in the lead up to Easter, April 12, many Christians are forced to change their ordinary routines to observe the holy time.



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not for sure how many priests would walk the extra mile to do what he is doing. truely is doing something that some priests would chose not to do.
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not for sure how many priests would walk the extra mile to do what he is doing. truely is doing something that some priests would chose not to do.
If I was a priest I'd rather do this that sit in the little booth. LOL. Its not like he has to go anywhere, just out to the parking lot. Plus there's fresh air and all that. Maybe outdoor confessions should be the next new thing, under a shady tree.

Do you know how Eastern Orthodox priests give confession? They wrap their garment around the person and whisper to them:


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In an effort to encourage Chattanooga's faithful through the ongoing global pandemic and its economic fallout, the Very Rev. J. David Carter of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul visited people at their homes on Wednesday.

Just as the priest did on Monday. And the week before. And just as he plans to do next week.

For nearly three hours on Wednesday morning, the priest traveled from house to house. At each stop, Carter, Sister Imelda Quechol, Fr. Colin Blatchford and Fr. Valentin Iurochkin set up a cross and monstrance, the elaborate sunburst-like vessel that holds the Holy Eucharist during Mass. The clergy, kneeling in the street or on sidewalks, prayed with each family and blessed them.




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