“Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise!” (Liturgy of the Hours)
The role of the Lector is to worthily proclaim the Word of God to the assembly. To proclaim is to do more than simply read! The Scriptures that are proclaimed at every Mass are full of poetry and drama; they are the dynamic narrative of our salvation history and our ongoing exploration of the mystery of God’s love for us. Becoming a Lector will, without a doubt, lead you to a greater understanding of our faith as your knowledge of the Word of God grows deeper.
The Proclamation of the Word is one of the ways that Christ is made present at our Eucharistic celebrations. As such, it deserves careful and thorough preparation. Experience in public speaking is not required. However, you should be comfortable about the prospect of proclaiming the Word to your fellow parishioners, and willing to develop those skills.
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