Lector Ministry

A lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God’s presence in that Word.

“The mission of the servants of the Word – bishops, priests, men and women religious and laypeople – is that of promoting and favoring this encounter, which inspires faith and transforms life; therefore I pray, in the name of all the Church, that you may fulfill your mandate: ensuring ‘that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored’, until the day of Jesus Christ.” ~Pope Francis