The Rev. Nancy Rottman records a virtual sermon. (Spenser Hasak)
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Lynnfield churches respond to recent COVID surge

LYNNFIELD — Most places of worship are continuing to offer in-person services while strongly encouraging masking and utilizing social media and Zoom for virtual-worship options.

Ave Maria Parish, comprising Our Lady of the Assumption Church and Saint Maria Goretti Church, is following a mask mandate issued by Cardinal Seán O’Malley on Dec. 18 for public Masses, weddings and funerals, according to the parish’s website. Designated pews are reserved for people who wish to practice social distancing. Registration for Mass is not required. 

A virtual weekend Mass is available on the parish’s website and YouTube channel after 4 p.m. on Saturday. In the event that someone who attended one of the Masses tests positive for COVID-19, the parish promises t…

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