Lay readers proclaim the Word of God at all Masses. The Catholic Church confidently teaches that Christ himself is truly present in the Word proclaimed and that He speaks to His people through the reading of Scripture.

Purpose: Bring the power of the Word of God and love of scripture to the congregation.

Responsibilities: Practice and prepare. Be able to correctly pronounce difficult words. Read in a deliberate, slow, and clear voice so that the words on the page come alive for those listening.

Helpful Attributes: Comfortable with public speaking; have a pleasant voice that projects well.

Time Commitment: Preparation time needed will vary by individual. Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled Mass.

Training Required: Training is provided.

Fingerprinting Required: No