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Lectors are ordinary people who perform an extraordinary ministry of proclaiming the Word of God. Lectoring is a very visible service offered to the community. This particular service assists the community at prayer by helping them to hear the word of God a little more clearly. Lectors are not readers of the Word, they are proclaimers of the Word. Being a lector requires a desire to delve deeper into scripture, a period of preparation in advance of each reading, and the willingness to arrive at Mass 20 minutes before it begins.
Time Commitment: This ministry is performed while you are at Mass. This ministry is scheduled; you will be assigned lector responsibilities according to the preferences you provide. Depending on your Mass selection, you may serve from 1 – 3 times per month. This ministry requires 1 – 2 hours preparation in advance of your scheduled assignment.
Special Training/Skills Needed: Lectors are trained by the Liturgy Coordinator and mentored by experienced Lectors at Mass. 1 hour of training is provided prior to serving; a booklet describing the ministry is also provided; it will require 2 – 4 hours of your time to read and reflect on the materials contained. Public speaking skills are a prerequisite.
When to Join: Lectors are scheduled four months at a time – February – May, June – September, October – January. It is best to sign-up in January, May or September but new Lectors are always welcome and accommodations can be made.
Staff Contact: Deacon Franz Hoffer 586-566-4494