The lector at Holy Mass is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.

If you would like to be trained and commissioned as a lector, please contact the parish office at 319-362-8061.