“Yet just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down
And do not return there till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me empty,but shall do what pleases me,
achieving the end for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11
Christ present through the Word of God
The first primary part of the Mass is the Liturgy of the Word. Jesus is present to us in the proclamation of Sacred Scripture as well as being present in a particular in the Eucharist. Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God to the gathering of the Body of Christ at the Mass.
Who can be a Lector?
Any baptized and confirmed member of the parish community is encouraged to become a Lector. One needs to attend a training session and have a willingness to read and study (on their own) what they will proclaim at Mass. The Lector should be willing to be in front of the assembly and needs to proclaim readings with clarity and confidence.
Information video resources about being a Lector?
(Please note, this is an educational/instructional video from the another diocese which gives basic information important for those interested in being an EMHC. This video does not include the particular practical training needed to serve as an EMHC at St. Joseph Catholic Community because certain aspects are different according to diocese and parish.)
Do you have interest in becoming involved as a Lector?
If you have interest please contact Mrs. Lauri Rosso by email: LRosso6610@gmail.com
or Mr. Lyle Peters (Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Music): Phone: 443-920-9110 ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org