Lector Ministry

"Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105, RSV-CE


It is the mission of St. Monica's Parish to proclaim the Word of God, allowing all parishioners to have a personal encounter with Christ.  Especially in the Liturgy, which is "the privileged setting in which God speaks to us in the midst of our lives; he speaks today to his people, who hear and respond" (Verbum Domini, 52).  St. Paul teaches us that faith comes by hearing, thus the Lector has a vital role in the community.


The Lector serves the liturgical assembly by proclaiming Sacred Scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. The competent exercise of this role enables the Church to hear the Word of God more clearly and receive it more readily.  In addition, the lector leads the Prayer of the Faithful in the absence of the deacon.

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Interested in Joining?

Thank you for your interest! We appreciate your cooperation as we select candidates for the various volunteer ministry positions available at St. Monica's Parish. To become a Lector, or to join any other ministry, you must partake in the Volunteer Screening process before being selected.  


The following are the minimum requirements necessary for the position of Lector:


1. Review the Volunteer MInistry Position Description for Lector.

2. Submit a Volunteer Information Form for Adults (over 18) or for Youth (under 18). This is a General risk position.

3. Parent Consent required for ALL YOUTH VOLUNTEERS under 18 years of age.

4. Be interviewed by the Volunteer Screening Committee or Ministry Co-ordinator.


"The Church is built upon the word of God; she is born from and lives by that word." Verbum Domini, 3