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What is a Lector? 

A lector is the person who proclaims the First or Second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Psalm (in the absence of a Cantor) and the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass (in the absence of the Deacon).

The lector is responsible to proclaim God’s Word clearly, distinctly, and effectively in a public setting.


Lectors pray, study, and practice their readings in preparation for proclamation.  They serve during Sunday Mass, weekday Mass, and Holy Day of Obligation Masses.

For more information regarding this ministry,
please contact the Church Office
by phone at (941) 625-4754
or via email at

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