The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville is halting all church services until it sees fewer COVID-19 cases in the region. Church leaders believe a pause to their big crowds could help. Leaders say they are still going to open but it just won’t be conducting masses. A sign that has bright, bold words greets visitors at the church doors of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville announcing the cancellation of all services due to increasing COVID 19 cases in the region. Officials say the church sees about 40,000 visitors a year and this poses to much of a risk of the virus to their clergy. Perry County has seen an uptick in the past few weeks as the Perry County Health Department reported 74 new cases last week.