St. Joseph Parish offers drive-in Mass for vulnerable parishioners

Every Sunday morning shortly before 7 a.m., cars begin arriving in the parking lots next to St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. But instead of getting out of their vehicles and heading inside the church for Mass, the people stay in their cars, tune their radios to 87.9 FM and get ready for the liturgy to begin.
Eucharistic minister Dennis Valentini distributes Communion to a person in a car. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
Father Robinson Ortiz celebrates Mass on an elevated stage during an drive-in liturgy on June 28, 2020, at St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville. The weekly Mass is for parishioners who are older or who have underlying medical conditions. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)