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Lectors are ministers, rather than just readers.  They are people of faith who have also developed the skills to effectively bring forth and animate God’s holy Word and thus, not drawing attention to themselves.  Lectors are, ministers of the word, servants to the people of God, and not performers.

Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the parish assembly during the Liturgy of the Mass. Commentators facilitate the celebration of the Liturgy. Both are a part of the same ministry and our members can perform either function.

Lectors are responsible for the 1st and 2nd readings from Scripture and on occasion, the responsorial psalm prior to the Gospel. Commentators provide the opening introduction to the Mass, lead the Prayer of the Faithful prior to the Offertory and read the weekly announcements at the end of Mass before the dismissal. 

If you are interested in getting involved with this ministry please call the parish office at (661) 942-7122.