Long Island church offers drive-thru confession during coronavirus pandemic

This Long Island church is taking salvation up a gear.

Congregants parked their sins outside the Church of St. Patrick during the parish’s drive-thru confession service on Saturday — proof you can still keep the faith during a global pandemic.

The Huntington church has been offering the sacrament in the school’s parking lot as a way to complement virtual masses and is one of many religious institutions finding creative ways to offer services in the time of the coronavirus.

Msgr. Steven Camp called this coming Easter the “strangest … we have experienced in our lives” in the church’s weekly bulletin, but noted that the parish was founded in 1840 and persevered through the Spanish flu.

“We have defined ourselves by how we meet the crises of our lives,” he wrote. “Always remember we are a people of the Resurrection – He is our hope.”

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