Lectors proclaim the Word of God through the First and Second Readings at the liturgy. They are assigned one reading at the mass time of their choice. Frequency of assignments will vary according to the number of lectors available for each mass time. The lectors receive workbooks and the assigned readings should be studied and well-rehearsed prior to the mass.
Becoming a good lector takes time and attention beyond the required training session. Having some experience in public speaking is helpful but not a requirement. Good diction and pronunciation are essential. Proper clothing should be worn when lectoring. Coordinators are Beth Robey for St. Joseph and Dick Hatfield for St. Raphael.