The Minister of the Word (Lector) is the storyteller of the worshipping assembly. The minister is not just a "reader". They PROCLAIM the Word of God, making Christ present with and in the assembly through the Word. Their desire to proclaim comes from a deep personal faith and a love of scripture. Lectors receive both initial and ongoing training. Any baptized and confirmed Catholic who possesses very good reading skills and is spiritaully motivated toward this ministry should call the Parish Office.