A lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.

 This ministry in the Church requires a person who is of excellent character and serious about the practice of their faith.

 The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God´s presence in that Word.


 Lectors should be carefully chosen based on their skills in proclamation, their willingness to complete formation in this ministry and their evidence of a deep spirituality.

 If you are an adult and feel you may have the gift of proclaiming, please contact  Fr Gustavo.

 Who can be a Lector?

  • man, woman or young person (who has done Confirmation)

  • a person in full communion with the Catholic Church

  • a person serious about the practice of their faith


All new candidates for lector must receive training,  (normally done in a parish workshop) or through a diocesan workshop. No person, no matter how well educated or trained, may be excused from formation for the ministry of lector.

 The instruction must include the following:

  • Scriptural spirituality for Ministers of the Word

  • preparing the Scriptures prayerfully

  • instruction in Liturgy of the Word

  • proclaiming the Word: practicum and formation in public speaking