Lectors have the unique responsibility of proclaiming the Word of God to those assembled for worship. Lectors are people of faith who have nurtured a relationship with God and offer their service as lay ministers to read from the Lectionary during the Liturgy of the Word. They are members of the community of faith joining family, friends and strangers gathered for worship to our God.
As readers of the Word, lectors share in a sacred process. They present the Word to the assembly.
“When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to His people, and Christ, present in His Word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance to the Liturgy.” (General Instructions of the Roman Missal, 29).
Lectors don't just read, they proclaim the Word of God. With careful preparation, Lectors convey in each reading the depth of the sacred text to all the faithful at Mass. Those serving in this ministry receive training and are given appropriate materials for their preparation to read. At Mass, lectors serve as a bridge between the Scriptures and the faithful.
Parishioners who wish to become part of this ministry are invited to register their names and address for inclusion in the list of candidates awaiting auditions and training as the need arises for replacements.