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, and Holy Day Liturgies.