The Lector proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, making God present to the gathered community.The ministry of lector is to proclaim the scriptures, as the Second Vatican Council teaches, "The treasures of the Bible are to be opened up more lavishly so that a richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of God’s word."
As in all the ministries of the parish, Lectors are called in the building up of the body of Christ. They possess a strong faith in the Church and in the Word of God. They share this faith by pondering and studying the Word before they proclaim the scriptures in the assembled faithful at Eucharist. Through your proclamation, the Word of God is alive with power, achieving the sanctification of those to whom it is proclaimed and giving glory to God whose creative Word brought all good things into being.
Training and the commitment to continuing formation are prerequisite before being commissioned for this ministry.
If you have any questions or need more information please call the parish office:
Tel # (816) 842-5440