Lectors bring God’s Word to life at Mass, as they proclaim the Scriptures and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. They devote time to preparing and reflecting on the readings in advance, so they may be proclaimed with familiarity, reverence and love

The Ministry of Lector is rooted in the power of the word of God.  Isaiah tells us, “So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) 

Prayerful proclamation of the Scripture makes the presence of God alive in our midst, enlivens our hearts, challenges us, comforts us in our sorrow and empowers all of us to work for the Kingdom of God.  The Lector carefully prepares themselves to proclaim the Word, making themselves instruments in bringing the Scriptures to life for those assembled.



If you are interested in serving in the Liturgical Ministry of Lector, please contact the coordinator, David Mendenhall at lectors@stsimon.org. Training will be provided.

  (revised August 2023)