When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his Word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy. Although in the readings from Sacred Scriptures, the Word of God is addressed to all people of whatever era and is understandable to them, and a greater efficaciousness of the Word is nevertheless fostered by a living commentary on the Word, that is, by the Homily, as part of the liturgical action.
All lectors are given a lector workbook, which is an excellent tool to assist you in your preparation for proclaiming the Word. The commentaries on each reading are written by Scripture scholars who share their insights. The margin notes give you advice on proclaiming the readings, helping you incorporate essential skills into your ministry of the Word. Those notes are intended to coach you as you prepare for your proclamation.
Another excellent resource is the USCCB website Daily Audio Readings. This will help you with pronunciations, pace, and emphasis.
If you are interested in becoming a lector, please contact
Tammy Higgins (863) 514-4366 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org