When the Scriptures are proclaimed in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the Gospel. The readings of God’s word must therefore be listened to by all with reverence; they make up a principal element of the liturgy.
The liturgical ministry of Lector or reader (the two are similar but essentially different) is vital to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. In fact, the rubrics – the rules dictating the manner and words for a liturgical celebration – indicate that a lay reader should read the readings before a priest ever should. Readers proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel; they may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer; and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings. At St. Peter, readers also deliver the announcements before Mass begins.
Click here to download the most recent rules for Readers at St. Peter Church in English.
Click here to download the most recent rules for Readers at St. Peter Church in Spanish.
Readers' Schedule/Horario de Lectores
To download the most recent schedule for EMHCs to the homebound, Readers and Money Counters:
Click here for the January to March 2017 schedule.
Click here for the April to June 2017 schedule.