We are looking for new Lectors.
The role of the Lector is to proclaim the Word of God in the Sacred Scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and the Prayer of the Faithful at the Sunday or Weekday Liturgies and other special Masses throughout the year. Anybody who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation is eligible to become a Lector.
After attending training a session they will be included in the schedule to read at Sunday liturgies.
If you would like to learn more about the Lector Ministry, please email Charles Sutter ( email@example.com ).
Invest me with your power
as I prepare to proclaim the marvel of your message.
I have prepared my readings,
I have tried to take within me the meaning of what I am about to read;
Help me to read not just with my lips
but with my whole heart and soul.
Lord, make me a hollow reed
so that your voice will be heard
by all who will hear me.
May your Spirit fill me
as it fills the Holy Words
that I am about to proclaim.
The focus of the members of the congregation should be on the Mass, not on the appearance of the Liturgical Minister. Ministers should dress respectfully and with decorum. Clothing that is too casual or too flamboyant will distract the congregation from the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar. Attire that is immodest may cause scandal amongst God’s people.
- For men, appropriate attire would include either a suit or conservative sports jacket, sports shirt and dress slacks. A necktie, while most appropriate and encouraged, is not required. Jeans, shorts, open shirts, sports jerseys, sneakers and other such casual dress are inappropriate and do not meet the standards for assisting at the Eucharist. Please do not wear shorts, flip-flops, sweats or hoodies, t-shirts, ripped jeans, etc.
- For women, appropriate attire would include dresses, dress slacks, skirts and blouses (or sweaters) and suit. Dresses and skirts should be modest in length (i.e. to the knee). A modest neckline is recommended for dresses, sweaters and blouses. Short skirts or dresses, revealing blouses (such as low cut, sleeveless or see-through), or shorts of any length do not meet the standards for assisting at the Eucharist. Please do not wear shorts, flip-flops, sweats or hoodies, t-shirts, ripped jeans, etc.
We anticipate that this Dress Code will assist our parish family in fostering a deeper respect and reverence at Mass. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Rectory. May God continue to bless all of us as we worthily serve at the Altar of the Lord.