Proclaiming the Word of God

The duty of a lector is to proclaim the Word of God with reverence. He or she must enjoy reading and be comfortable in front of people. Besides the readings, the lector reads the prayer of the faithful and often the announcements at the end of Mass. To help lectors prepare, each lector receives a copy of the “Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word.” Lectors are asked to read and study these readings beforehand which are found is this workbook or at the USCCB website (link below). They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before mass in order to look over the readings and prayers.  Training occurs on an individual basis.

Appropriate Age Level: Middle school aged through adult.

Special Skills Required: Above average reading ability. Reverence for God’s word.

If you’d like to learn more about joining this ministry, please fill out our online enrollment form. Afterward you will be contacted by our director of liturgy for more information.

Contact: Andrew Kem, Director of Music & Liturgy

E:  akem@stpetersofmadison.org       P:  608.249.6651 ex.25


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