Ministry of Proclamation of the Word
(sometimes referred to as Readers or Lectors)
Proclaimers of the Word are competent readers who love the Word of God and make it come alive in the liturgy. They know that the assembly come to the Eucharist to hear sacred scripture and to be inspired by it. They are aware that they must proclaim effectively if God’s Word is to be heard and if people are to understand the homily. Above all they know it is God himself who speaks when they proclaim.
Questions for each of us:
Do I love the Word of God?
Do I feel elated when it is well proclaimed, and disappointed when the Word is poorly proclaimed?
Am I comfortable reading in public?
Do I have a good voice and can I read smoothly and with expression?
Would I be willing to spend at least an hour in preparation each time I proclaim?
Lectors Reader in Liturgy
This Ministry ensures that the Word of God is proclaimed in the various celebrations of the parish’s liturgical life (Sunday Eucharist, weddings, funerals, etc) in a vibrant and life-giving manner. Those who participate in this apostolate will be formed in the skills that ensure the scriptures are not simply read at the liturgy, but proclaimed. (Y / YA / A - Open to all ages of anyone who has received the sacrament of Confirmation)
All participants will be asked to participate in formation opportunities and ministry meetings periodically in order to serve in this Ministry.