The Church affirmed that the word of God, the old and the New Testament,
were inspired be the Holy Spirit. Readers share in the tradition of
proclaiming the word to the community. Readers proclaim the word of
God by reading the first and second readings, and also the Psalms if
they are not sung. Preparation involves working on the technique of
presentation, but also working on our own hearts, so that the things
that we proclaim might be proclaimed with a profound faith.
first step involves reading and rereading the text out loud to see how
the text sounds, and check for any difficult words or phrases. Secondly,
dress appropriately so as to draw attention to the word and not to yourself.
Allow God's word to speak to you, and then those listening will also
be affected by the word.
in Church early so you can pray to the spirit to guide you in your ministry that day.
in part from The Lectors Handbook, FR. Jude Winkler)
To volunteer as a Reader, please see: Father Steve Werner