Ministers of the Word (Lectors)

Daily Prayer for a Lector

Lord, invest me with Your Power as I prepare to proclaim the marvel of Your Message.

I have prepared my reading, I have tried to take within me the meaning of what I am about to read: help me, I ask, to read not just with my lips but with my whole heart and soul.

Lord, make me a hollow reed so that Your Voice will be heard by all who hear me.

Free me of excessive concern over my performance, over the impression I create in this Sacred Action.

Convert my feelings of nervousness, turn all my apprehensions into an energy for proclaiming Your Word with power and authority.

May Your Spirit fill me as it fills the Holy Words that I am about to proclaim.


The Liturgy of the Word is an essential component of the Eucharistic Liturgy. The Ministry of Lector is to break open the Word of God to nourish and sustain the faithful. A formal training program for Lectors is provided. Lector handbooks are provided that contain all the readings for the church year and may be studied at home if desired. If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact Jane Kuklis at 781-545-3335 ext. 212