"The Word becomes flesh and dwells among us when the reader removes it from the printed page and enables it to live anew." -- from Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers
This ministry calls not only for a special gift in proclaiming the Word of the Lord, but also requires extensive preparation. The lector is the storyteller of the community. Like the elders of a family, the lector publicly tells the stories that identify us as a People of God. The lector is a true leader of the assembly, for before there can be meaningful telling of the story, the lector must delve into its background, its characters, time, and place.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God. Therefore, they must be comfortable with public speaking, and proficient with diction, enunciation, pronunciation, and projection.
For more information contact Dale Sieverding, Director of Liturgy and Music, at (310) 566-1520 or by email.