It is through the Lector that the living Word of God becomes present in the midst of the community gathered for worship. By their reverence in proclaiming the Scriptures, they nourish us through God’s living Word, who consoles and challenges us each time we dare to listen.

Lectors proclaim the scripture by the first and second readings of the Liturgy of the Word. They also lead the congregation in the Prayers of the Faithful and make the Parish announcements at the beginning or end of Mass.

Lectors must be Catholic, baptized, and confirmed. Training and commissioning are important steps necessary to become a lector.

Please contact Fr. Mark Hallinan, SJ, at [email protected] or 212-288-3588 x601 for more information about serving in this ministry.