The word proclaim comes from the Latin pro meaning “before” and clamare meaning “to cry out.” The Lector proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, making God present to the gathered community. This is most appropriately done when the individual is able to proclaim the Scripture from the depths of their lived faith.
Adults and those teenagers who have made their Confirmation are invited to serve as Lectors for our liturgies.
Guidelines for the ministry and practical training are provided. Lectors receive a workbook with the readings for the current liturgical year as a resource in their preparation. Reading skills, the ability to develop proclamation techniques, and a clear and steady voice are attributes of a Lector. You can also find preparation information here.
Lectors are scheduled at the mass time of their preference based on their availability.
To find out more about what is involved in becoming a Lector, contact Pastoral Associate Debbie Miller at (734) 981-1333, x16 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.