“When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.”  (General Instruction of the Roman Missal no. 29)

Therefore the lector serves the assembly by proclaiming the sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. The worthy exercise of this role enables the Church to hear the Word of God more clearly and receive it with more open hearts. The lector prepares for her/his role by rehearsing and praying over and coming to understand the biblical text assigned her/him for a particular liturgical celebration.

Interested in becoming a lector? Please contact the Parish Office at 419-422-2646 or [email protected]

Click HERE to view our Lector Handbook for 2023