Good Shepherd Parish
Lector Schedules are available in the sacristies of both churches.
The Lector serves the assembly by proclaiming the sacred
scripture during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. This role enables the Church to hear the Word of God and to receive it with open hearts.
Responsibilities and tasks:
Formation and Training:
The lector is a baptized member of the Catholic Church
who has been duly trained and commissioned for this role. They may be of any age as long as they possess the necessary skills sufficient to serve the assembly. They must possess a love for the bible and a desire to share the Word with others as well as a willingness to grow in understanding of scripture through study, prayer and reflection.
Serving as a lector requires some time spent in advance preparation the week before the scheduled liturgy. Preliminary training is given on an as needed basis and the lector is given a lector workbook to assist in preparation
for lectoring. Attire is crucial to being a lector due to the high visibility and sacredness of proclaiming the Word. Lectors are scheduled approximately once a month at a liturgy of their choice. Contact Fr. Semler at 412-271-1326 if interested.