“In the absence of an instituted lector, other lay people may be deputed to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture.” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal 101)
Lectors are men and women who are fully initiated Catholics and who have discerned a particular call by God to proclaim the Word within the context of Mass.
Lectors should — in word and deed — exhibit a knowledge and love for sacred scripture; they should demonstrate the ability for clear and articulate speaking, with both confidence and authenticity; and they must be properly trained and commissioned by the local parish in concert with the Episcopal office to perform this sacred duty when called upon to do so.
To inquire about becoming a lector, please contact the Ministry Lead at your location:
AMR POC: Brett Feller at firstname.lastname@example.org
MPC POC: Derek Grant at email@example.com