Baptized Catholics are called to share the Word of God with others at home, at work, in our neighborhood and in every place we can. Those chosen by the Christian community to proclaim this Word in the Church's worship, will strengthen the faith of the believers and enable them to spread the Word of God more effectively wherever they live, work and play. The Lay Ministry of Lector is a servant of the community. Lectors are taught to prepare well and proclaim God's Word to the best of their ability. A well-prepared Lector can do much to enhance the celebration of the liturgy by a prayerful and powerful proclamation of the Word of God. Such a proclamation can touch and move the whole assembly, serving as an instrument of God's grace.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Mass, including Holy Days and at Funerals. They are also called upon to lead the Stations of the Cross, to preside at Rosary and Scripture Services at a Funeral Home, and at other times as requested by our Pastor.
What are the attributes of this Ministry?
A great voice is an asset
Love of the Word of God
Enthusiasm to share It with others is a must
Humility to accept the challenges that this ministry presents
The ability to arrive at services 15 to 20 minutes early
The faithfulness to prepare the "Word" you are to proclaim
Reliability to be present when you are scheduled to lector.
The Parish has a Lector's Workbook that gives suggestions for each Sunday's readings, and there is a Pronunciation Book that helps with those difficult names and places. Lectors are encouraged to study the Word of God and to attend lector renewals, retreats, missions or other spiritual instruction as a method of continuous education which will enhance their ministry.
Does this Ministry appeal to you? If so, please contact the Parish Office at 698-4110 or Deacon Klaus Adam at 254-702-8626.
General Contact Info
St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
P.O. Box 2414, Harker Heights, TX 76548
1000 E FM 2410 Rd, Harker Heights, TX 76548
Phone (254) 698-4338