Update March 23

Dear Parishioners,
It is a great sadness for Bishop Burbidge and me that our parish, as well as all parishes in the Arlington Diocese, will not be able to offer public Masses until further notice.
This measure was taken to protect our physical health, but we must also seek to ensure our spiritual health.
Together, we continue our journey of faith and have trust in our Lord Jesus, who is with us at all times! I share the information below to assist you and your family at this time of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Prayer, Spiritual Enrichment and Options for viewing the celebration of Mass Online
With public Mass canceled, Bishop Burbidge asked pastors to keep churches open, so those who choose to pray in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord, can do so while remaining a safe distance from others and not exceeding a 10-person limit.
The church is open from 7:30 am until 8:00 pm.  I also encourage you individually or as a family to devote time to prayer, observe Mass on television/internet, and pray the Rosary or other devotions.
Prayers and Ministries, we are Maintaining
In the ever-changing environment, we will be sending daily or weekly Flocknotes to our parishioners. Please be sure our parish office has your current and correct contact information.
Emergencies
I will continue to be available to you for sacramental emergencies.  As our office may have unusual hours, please use the following numbers in this order:
Parish Office #540-743-4913
Sacramental Emergency Only # 540-742-7530
Kathy Murphy- 617-827-4556
Our parish website is www.ourladayofthevalleyluray.org
Parish Operations and Offertory
Please know of my gratitude for your faithful support of our parish.  We have continuing operating needs, and our offertory is the primary source of revenue to meet these expenses. I recognize that some of you may have less income, depending on your circumstances, and we trust in God’s goodness to see you through these financial constraints.
Please know that sustaining our financial support is so necessary to maintain our payroll, parish operations, and outreach programs during these uncertain times. There are several ways you may make your weekly offering:
1. By utilizing PayPal. The link to donate can be found on our website
2. You may mail your envelopes to the church at 200 Collins Avenue, Luray, VA 22835
3. You may place your offering envelopes in the poor box or candle box. (Envelopes only please)
As I noted, this Lent is like none we have ever encountered. I encourage you to focus on our Lord during this liturgical season and pray you will continue to grow in your faith through prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving in the challenging times ahead.
Be assured of my gratitude for your financial support of our parish in these uncertain times, and know I will remember you and your families as I pray and offer Mass each day.  I humbly ask your prayers for me as well.  May the Peace of our Lord be with you!
Sincerely in Christ,
 Fr. Perez