Lectors have a critical role in the celebration of the
Since the Lector proclaims
not just any word, but the Word of God, it is essential that they
develop the skills required to communicate Godís message competently.
In the fullness of time, the Word of God took flesh in the person of
Jesus of Nazareth. That Word
continues to take flesh again and again whenever a man or woman stands
up to proclaim it to the community of believers.
God chose to work through human instruments, to play his song of
love to the world.
The ministry of the lector calls for a person to grow in a warm and
loving knowledge of Scripture, the living word of God.
He or she is invited to enter into a relationship with a Word
that is creative, powerful and effective.
The call to be a Lector is something that demands preparation.
No one should get up to read to the community gathered for
worship without this preparation.
In becoming a Lector, you are accepting the responsibility to do
your best, to practice, to make frequent self-evaluations and to
continually look for ways to improve your ability to communicate the
Word of God clearly to the congregation.
As a Lector you are entrusted with some of the most wonderful stories to
come down through the ages, and it is through these stories that God
continues to speak. These
are stories about the rainbow that sealed Godís covenant with Noah;
about the bush whose flames revealed a God on fire with love for his
people; about the rib that became a woman.
As a Lector you must understand each story simply as a story.
The ministry of a lector is a wonderful work, and an extremely
rewarding ministry. Through
your own sacrifice of time, effort, and preparation, Godís living Word
continues to be proclaimed to all of his people; the young, the old, the
troubled, the hopeless, the happy and to those in need of comfort.
To be a lector is to be given an opportunity for your own
personal growth in Jesus Christ.
We welcome all newcomers to our ministry.
May the Lord be in your heart and on your lips that you may
worthily proclaim his holy Word.
If you are interested in
becoming a lector, please contact
Carol Bsarany at (973) 625-4794.