WHY BE A LECTOR OR COMMENTATOR?
Do you enjoy reading the bible? Would you like to help others hear clearly the Word of God at Mass?
Being a lector is a great way to deepen your appreciation of Sacred Scripture, and assist your fellow parishioners at Mass to clearly and prayerfully hear the Word of God.
Do you enjoy welcoming all to Mass, inviting people to greet those nearby, and encouraging everyone to participate in upcoming parish events?
Try being a Commentator.
WHAT DOES A LECTOR OR COMMENTATOR DO?
Lectors joyfully proclaim God's Word to the congregation, reading from the Old Testament, the Responsorial Psalm (if there is no Cantor) and the New Testament. At home, Lectors pre-read the chosen Readings for Sunday in their "Handbook for Proclaimers of the Word." This Handbook contains pronunciation guides and background information on the readings for Mass.
Commentators announce the beginning of Mass, lead the Prayers of the Faithful (if a Deacon is not present) and make announcements of the hymns and upcoming events.
WHO CAN BE A LECTOR OR COMMENTATOR?
A Lector or Commentator must:
- Be at least 16 years of age. Younger teens can participate if they have good speaking skills and are inspired to learn more about the Mass and scripture.
- Faithfully participate at Mass and receive the Sacraments regularly
- Be willing to complete an initial training session
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LECTOR OR COMMENTATOR?
Contact Mary Ann Marshall by phone 610-967-5132, or by filling out the form below.