Lectors/Commentators (Adults and High School Students)

“Lay people may… proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture. (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no, 101).

A lector must possess a love and respect for the scriptures and be gifted with public-speaking skills. Lectors proclaim the scripture readings, read the opening comment and announcements, and will help at various special liturgies and events.

Initial Training: Two 2 hour sessions required
Ongoing Formation: Attendance at 1-2 workshops per year & practice at home before reading.
Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times per month.

Great site for Lectors!  www.lectorprep.org

Contact

Robert Frazier at (630) 615-7610 or rfrazier@st-raphael.com

Lectors/Commentators (Children)

We welcome children in grades 3-8 who are gifted with public-speaking skills and possess a love and respect for the scriptures to join our Child Lector ministry. The children are taught how to proclaim scripture and upon completion of 8th grade, will be welcomed into our Adult Lector program. “My dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!” – Pope Francis

Initial Training: Provided
Ongoing Formation: Required monthly sessions to review skills and practice on the microphones (Sept – April)
Time Commitment: Serve a few times a year at some 9:00am and 12:30pm Sunday Masses, special liturgies, Sacramental celebrations, prayer services and certain parish events.

Contact

Robert Frazier at (630) 615-7610 or rfrazier@st-raphael.com