Lectors are ministers of the Word. This ministry encompasses not only a commitment to proclaim God's Word but also a cimmitment to consciously live the message of Sacred Scripture.
As a proclaimer of the Word of God, not just one who reads the Word of God, Lectors have a tremendous responsibility to prepare to proclaim the readings - - before they come to the liturgy. Essential to doing this is to also understand basicly what the readings are telling us and encouraging us to do the same in imitation of Christ.
St. Jerome asserted that one is: " An empty preacher of the Word of God to others, not being a hearer of the Word in his own heart". In other words, you have to first listen to God speaking to you through prayer and reflection if you want to be a sincere and truthful proclaimer of God's Word.
The following web links will enable Lectors to be properly prepared. WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING LECTOR WORKBOOKS THIS YEAR. THE INTERNET SOURCES ARE MUCH MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND BENEFICIAL.
THE SUNDAY READINGS:
[simply click on the appropriate date in the calendar square to access the
reading for any day]
[simply click on one of the dates shown for the readings of that day]
CONNECT THE SUNDAY READINGS is another wonderful source found at:
[use the arrow key in the combo box to find the correct date for the readings]
Other resources are also available on line to assist you in proclaiming God's Word. Whatever tool helps you, please use it.
If you feel you have the ability to serve in this capacity and wish to become a Lector, please contact the pastor.
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