Celebrating the Gift of God’s Love

Lector/Petitioner

Lector/Petitioner

When the Word is proclaimed in the Church, it is God who speaks to the people, and it is Christ, present in his Word, who proclaims the Gospel. The lector's role is to proclaim the Word of God in the Sacred Scriptures at Sunday and daily liturgies. This ministry is open to teenagers and adults who have celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation. Training and yearly update is provided and necessary to good proclamation.

The petitioner is one who reads through the petitions previous to the liturgy, holds them in their heart as the Word of God is proclaimed. In light of the Word and homily, the petitioner then leads the assembly in exercising their priestly function lifting to God the needs of all human beings. Training and yearly update is provided and necessary to this ministry.

For further information email Sharon Balcom or call her at 651.774.1585 ext. 126.