“Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” --Luke 11:28
If you are interested in serving as a Lector, please leave a message
for Lorraine Mizerski at the office by calling (626) 282-2744, ext. 333.
Those who proclaim God's Word in the liturgy are known as Ministers of the Word or Lectors. The Lector, in proclaiming the Word at Mass, is the modern day Breath of God who breathes God's word to strengthen the community. Answering the call to become a lector enters one into a deeper relationship with God as He is revealed in Sacred Scripture.
Baptized and Confirmed parishioners of mature age are eligible to serve. They should be persons who sincerely try to live the Gospel message in their communal and individual lives, and faithfully participate in the Sunday Eucharist.
Lectors must be trained on the parish level, and should also have training from the Archdiocese. Lectors will prepare and proclaim God's Word for assigned liturgies, including the General Intercessions (or “Prayers of the Faithful”). Lectors are required to keep up with current lector guidelines, and to continuously work to improve their speaking and presentation skills. A workbook will be provided to each lector which contains all the readings for the year and key points on how to best proclaim them. The time commitment includes two Masses per month plus preparation time.