A Lector serves as a minister who proclaims God’s Word to the assembled faith community. Liturgical proclamation of the Word represents an awesome responsibility to which one is called and into which one is formed.
The quality of the reader’s proclamation may determine whether or not their service helps the listeners. For effective service, then, readers engage in ongoing formation. The parish requires and provides formation training. Once trained and commissioned by the pastor, lectors will receive an assignment when an opening becomes available.
Our goal includes providing an adequate number of effective lectors with an opportunity to participate with sufficient frequency to maintain skills. If the lector pool becomes too large to achieve our goal we will rotate lectors on an annual basis. This will be done in a manner to assure a sufficient number of available lectors throughout the year.
Readings and Psalms from the USCCB
The Ministry of Lector
Lectionary Resource for Catholics