Lectors/readers proclaim the Word of God to the assembly and share the good news of His saving love at the Masses each weekday and weekend. To qualify, a lector/reader must: be fully active in the sacramental life of the Church; be a registered parishioner; exhibit a talent for oral interpretation of the texts in a liturgical setting; commit to on-going study of the Bible; and commit to improve his/her techniques of oral interpretation and vocal expression. Attendance at four of eight special classes in the Ministry of the Word is required each year. The usual beginning age for lectors/readers is 14 and presumes maturity and knowledge of the Scriptures normally beyond such an age. Exceptions are possible for young lectors/readers who show particular promise and dedication. All new lectors/readers also have an additional one-hour orientation in the church in October. Bilingual lectors/readers are needed for the Second Reading in Spanish at the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass.
Lectors / Readers Ministry Contact Information:
Deacon Ben Hooks, 813-839-5337 ext. 206, email