Lectors (readers) proclaim the Word of God during the Mass. They give vocal expression to the words of Sacred Scripture. From the USCCB site, the lector will:
- At the ambo the lector proclaims the readings that precede the gospel reading. If there is no psalmist, the lector may also sing or recite the responsorial psalm after the first reading (196).
- After the priest gives the introduction to the General Intercessions, the lector may announce the intentions from the ambo when no deacon is present (197).
- If there is no opening liturgical song or communion song and the antiphons in the Missal are not said by the faithful, the lector may recite them at the appropriate time (198).
If you are interested in becoming a lector, please contact Gail Fitzsimmons, (352) 372-3533 ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.