The spirit of the parish community will be nourished through the meaningful proclamation of the Word of God. The lector clearly and understandably proclaims the Word of God to the assembly.

Lectors must feel comfortable standing in front of the assembly, have good oral communication skills and the ability to read effectively. Lectors are called from the assembly and minister to and with the assembly. Lectors are expected to attend continuing ministry formation and training sessions throughout the year.