The ministry of Lector is whereby the Readers bring the living word of God to the assembled faith community. The Ministry of the Word, therefore, should be treated with great dignity. The word of God is not merely read, but proclaimed, within the liturgy. Effective proclamation involves the delivery of the message with clarity, conviction and appropriate pace. It demands the ability to evoke faith in others by demonstrating one’s own faith. As a ministry which presupposes faith, it should rouse faith in those who hear the word proclaimed. The Ministry of the Word requires an understanding of the Scriptures, knowledge of the principles of liturgy, and skill in public reading.  Readers are to be fully initiated, practicing Catholics who have by their actual Christian living shown that they have taken their faith seriously.  Training is provided.

For questions about any of our Liturgical Ministries contact Libby Downs at ljdowns@stsppchurch.org or (270) 885-8522.