Họ Đạo Đức Mẹ La Vang

Greenville - Spartanburg South Carolina

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

 

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Our Lady of La Vang is responding.  Most importantly – There are NO KNOWN CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AT OUR LADY OF LA VANG PARISH.

Our staff is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.

 

HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things.

 God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus.

As we are going through Lent we are reminded that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death.

Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and let us all keep our eyes focused on the ever near celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.

 

In addition to the above, here are some ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.

  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.

  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.

  • Avoid every semblance of prejudice or racism. In light of the origination of this virus in Asia, it has been grievous to see a rise in racist incidents against the Asian community. Much of our church family (and much of our city) is Asian-American, and we want every Asian-American (as well as Asians around the world) to feel and know the love of Christ. So just as we do in any circumstance, guard against all prejudice or racism in your thoughts, your words, and your actions.

  • Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to our parish family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in mass online if that’s the only option.

  • Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKING TO MAKE MASS AT OUR LADY OF LA VANG AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE?

 

We are taking extra cleaning precautions at this time. This includes:

  • Wiping down all common area touchpoints (e.g., doors, light switches, pews and book holders, etc.)  with an EPA certified disinfectant.

  • Placing hand sanitizers in common areas throughout the buildings

  • Performing added in-depth cleaning of our facilities on a regular basis. These deep cleans may (in the future) involve closing buildings on certain weekdays, and we will include all information about scheduled closures on this webpage.

  • During our Masses, we will continue using a safer way to serve communion by the means already addressed by Father David

  • We also encourage everyone to take commonsense precautions and consider using proper social distancing. 

 

WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN PEOPLE TAKE WHEN THEY COME TO OUR LADY OF LA VANG PARISH?

We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • UPDATE YOURSELF ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION.

  • Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Our Lady of La Vang is responding.  Most importantly – There are NO KNOWN CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AT OUR LADY OF LA VANG PARISH.

  • Our staff  is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions.

  • We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community which includes canceling CLASSES OR EVENTS baring a directive from the our Diocese.

 

The CDC recommends the following actions to protect yourself and others from transmitting the coronavirus:

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue away. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

 

HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

  • Like many other viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more information from the World Health Organization.

  • Here is a great video to better our understanding of the THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).

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