Lectors

Lectors or Readers proclaim the first and second readings (and the Psalm when not sung). Lectors also introduce the Mass with a commentary and read the Prayer of the Faithful. The ministry of Lector requires a strong speaking voice, clear speech and a good presence. Lectors are expected to avail themselves of training conducted either by the Archdiocese or by the local parish. They are then commissioned to the ministry before being assigned.