The pulpit moved to the parking lot Sunday when a San Gabriel Valley church adhered to social distancing guidelines, but still allowed worshippers to gather for Mass.
Borrowing a page from the drive-in movie theater model, worshippers stayed in their cars in the parking lot of Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and listened to the Sunday service. The alternative church service setting in Altadena was organized after guidelines that limit the number of people who can gather in one place, part of an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“This is the new normal that we have,” said the the Rev. Modesto Pérez.