PURPOSE OF THIS MINISTRY~ As proclaimers of God’s Word, lectors share the joy of the scriptures with the entire community.
Contact person: Elaine Bauer 916-989-7400; firstname.lastname@example.org
DUTIES OF THE LECTOR ~ Once a lector has participated in the formation session, he/she may proclaim the scriptures at any Mass or liturgical service at Divine Savior. Sometimes, particular skills or gifts are sought for solemn feasts and holy days, and lectors will be especially chosen for these days. Otherwise, 2 lectors are assigned to the Sunday Masses by means of the Ministry Scheduler Pro (“MSP”) program. Lectors also may read the Call to Worship and the Prayer of the Faithful. It is important for both lectors to arrive at Mass 20 minutes prior, to receive any special instructions about various rites that may occur and affect the lectors’ duties. This early arrival also assures the sacristan that the ministers of the liturgy of the word are covered for that Mass.
For a complete document of procedures and formation guidelines, see the links to the right.
WHEN DO WE MEET? The Director of Liturgy or Lector coordinator will alert lectors of formation sessions or opportunities outside the parish for additional formation. Each Tuesday evening, we encourage lectors and other interested community members to gather for our Reflections groupto break open the word for the upcoming weekend and share faith with one another. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact the Director of Liturgy. (see contact information above)
NEW LECTORS~ Those who have a love for sacred scripture and who can speak clearly, with a strong and confident presence in front of God’s people, are encouraged to pray about becoming lectors. Interested people may contact the Director of Liturgy for information and to schedule a time for formation. (see contact information above)