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Rayne church holds drive-thru Blessing of the Palms

Posted at 11:27 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 00:27:44-04

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne held a drive-thru event on Saturday where parishioners were able to pick up palms ahead of Palm Sunday.

Fr. Bordelon was at the church blessing palms and passengers this evening.

Parishioner Elizabeth Zaunbrecher explained the importance of the tradition, even during difficult circumstances.

"We are separate right now. This coming together and the people's response is the Father's way of feeding us and administering to us. The people have the deep desire in showing up because they are still around the block and are still coming. It's awesome."

Other churches in Acadiana are holding drive-thru Blessings of the Palms and are also streaming online services. Find a list of those churches here.