Parish Office
16150 St. Anthony Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD. 21727
Phone: 301-447-2367

Role: God is present in the Sacred Readings and through this ministry of communication the Lector gives voice to God's Word.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Strive to convey the dignity and sacredness of the Scriptures
  • Prepare/study readings you will proclaim
  • Participate in two liturgy committee meetings per year for planning and faith development

Formation: Initial and ongoing formation is provided and a Lector's workbook which included readings, notes and pronunciations.

Personal Qualities Needed: Deep belief in Jesus and the Catholic tradition and desire to share that belief with others. A willingness to study, reflect and proclaim the scriptures. Confidence in public speaking.

Time Commitment: At least hour preparation and arrive 10-15 minutes before scheduled Masses.

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