Lectors

Ministry of Lector     (Schedule)

The ministry of lector is a commitment to the service of God through the proclamation of the Word. Lectors are servants of Sacred Scripture who are prepared to proclaim the Word of God. As servants of the Word it is paramount that the lector prepares the reading prior to the weekend celebration, so as to communicate through his or her proclamation the meaning intended by the Holy Spirit. Workbooks are provided to give historical and literary critiques of the passage of scripture so that the meaning inteneded by God, the Holy Spirit, can be accurately communicated by the lector's proclamation.

The ministry of lector continues the mission of preaching the Word by proclaiming it in the liturgical assembly. Lectors do this “in the service of the faith.” The words Paul wrote to the Romans about the importance of preaching can also apply to lectors: “But how can they call on [the Lord] in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? . . . Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ” (Rom 10:14, 17).

 

 

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