Lectors are parishioners of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity who proclaim the Word at Mass.
Training and preparation are necessary for those persons wishing to be Lectors. Proclaiming the Sacred Scripture is different from other kinds of public speaking. Not only do Lectors need to be effective communicators, but they need to absorb and express the spirit of the Liturgy as well. Annual training sessions are required.
Speaking of readers at the Liturgy, Vatican II said, "They excercise a genuine liturgical function. They ought, therefore, to discharge their office with the sincere piety and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and right expected of them by God's people. Consequently, they must all be trained to perform their functions in a correct and orderly manner... Christ is present in His word since it is He Himself who speaks when the Holy Scriptures are read in the church."
For more information on this ministry please contact Bill Harper 706.722.4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org