Lectors are members of the Assembly who proclaim the Word from the Old and New Testaments. Besides the weekend liturgies, lectors are also scheduled for seasonal and holy day liturgies, daily liturgies and other faith-related liturgies. Preparation is necessary for those persons wishing to be lectors. Proclaiming the Sacred Scripture is different from other kinds of public speaking. Not only do lectors need to be effective communicators, but they need to absorb and express the spirit of the Liturgy as well.

Responsibilities of the Position

Proclaim the Word of God as scheduled at liturgical celebrations. Spend adequate time to prepare for assignments. Use a delivery style that is audible, uses good diction with a controlled pace that connects with the congregation.

This ministry requires volunteers to be registered parishioners of St. Mary, 18 years or older, fully initiated Catholics and current on Safe Environment Training.