Church Offers Drive-Thru Confessions in Alabama in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

A priest in Birmingham, Alabama, has set up regular drive-through confessions as part of measures to ensure Catholics can still practice their religion, local media reported.

Father Douglas Vu began holding drive-thru confessions ministry at St. Barnabas Parish Catholic Church for the safety and convenience of those who wished to continue practicing their faith during the coronavirus pandemic.

Father Vu told Storyful the requirements to make a drive-thru confessions were that the person must remain in their vehicle at all times and keep a minimum of six feet distance between the two vehicles. He said the priest should wear a mask and also sit in his vehicle.

Father Vu shared these videos to demonstrate how a confession would be held at the drive-thru. Credit: Fr. Douglas Vu via Storyful