Ministry of Readers or Proclaimers of the word, a lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.
A lector must have qualifications and have a desire to minister in this capacity at the Eucharistic liturgy. This ministry in the Church requires a person who is of excellent character and serious about the practice of their faith.
The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God’s presence in that Word.
Parishioners may volunteer and make their desire known directly to the Rector. However, lectors will be selected after all criteria have been established on the basis of objective pastoral need.
If you are an adult and feel you may have the gift of proclaiming, please Contact Our Lady of Fatima Parish Office for more information.