"When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel." (GIRM #29)
A Lector is someone who proclaims the First and Second Readings during Mass. Becoming a lector is a serious decision and commitment to your Faith and parish, since you are sharing your time and energy in service to the church at the Mass. There are several steps to complete before becoming a lector, but once installed as a liturgical minister, you may give service to your church and grow and be strengthened in the Word of God and in your faith.
Prayer of Preparation
Praise to you, Lord God and all glory to your name. I praise you and thank you for calling
me to proclaim your Word to your beloved people.
Open the hearts of all who worship with us, so that they may hear your voice when I read.
Let nothing in my life or manner disturb your people or close their hearts to the action of your Spirit.
Cleanse my heart and mind, and open my lips so that I may proclaim your glory. All praise to you, heavenly Father, through the Lord Jesus in the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.