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Lectors

“Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17, RSV-CE).

 

Lectors proclaim the living and effective word of God. Christ is present in the word, since it is He who speaks when the Holy Scriptures are read. We proclaim scripture to experience Christ present now in our midst and to make present the past events of salvation history. Liturgy allows us to participate in those events, to experience their power, and their ability to transform us into the image of Christ. Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembled community at all liturgies. 

"In the liturgy of the word, the congregation of Christ's faithful even today receives from God the word of his covenant through the faith that comes by hearing, and must respond to that word in faith, so that they may become more and more truly the people of the New Covenant." (Lectionary for Mass, General Principles for the Liturgical Celebration of the Word of God, § 45)

By prayerful preparation for this ministry, they strive to engage the assembled in a living experience of the Word of God and of the presence of Christ in each celebration. 

We are formed and commissioned by the Diocese to proclaim the Word of God through an ongoing program of formation and practice. Lector attire and careful, extensive preparation maintain the dignity of this ministry. Formation is required as well as fidelity to the teachings of the Church. Their preparation must above all be spiritual, but a technical preparation is also needed. 

Requirements for this ministry have been established by our bishop. Read more

For additional information please contact:

Bernadette Wagner, Diretor of Sacred Music and Liturgy
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Phone: (623) 975-5602

 

 

 

 

 

 
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