"It is necessary that those who exercise the ministry of reader, even if they have not received institution, be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings.

Their preparation must above all be spiritual, but what may be called a technical preparation is also needed.  The spiritual preparation presupposes at least a biblical and liturgical formation.  The purpose of their biblical formation is to give readers the ability to understand the readings in context and to perceive by the light of faith the central point of the revealed message.  The liturgical formation ought to equip the readers to have some grasp of the meaning and structure of the liturgy of the word and of the significance of its connection with the liturgy of the Eucharist.  The technical preparation should make the readers more skilled in the art of reading publicly, either with the power of their own voice or with the help of sound equipment." Lectionary For Mass: Congregation for Divine Worship #51

Lectors proclaim the Word of God and seek to bring it to life for their listeners.  Men and women 17 or older are invited to partake in this ministry.  Training will be provided followed by a period of apprenticeship.  Lectors are scheduled on a rotating basis.


Contact: Deacon Tony Hancock 732-412-7153