Lectors: Proclaimers of the Word
During 2014, the church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The first document published was The Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy.
"In Sacred Scripture, the church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, it as what it really is, the Word of God." (Dei Verbum)
"When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance to the Liturgy." (GIRM 29)
Lectors (readers) have a great responsibility to serve as a bridge between the Scriptures and the faithful. Readings are carefully prepared. It takes prayer and understanding of the scriptures in addition to technical preparations. guidebooks and pronunciation guides are made available.
Call Jeanne Keiffer if you would be interested in becoming a Lector or simply call or stop into the office.