Lector Ministry

The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.
-Isaiah 50:4

The lector ministry at St. Theresa is comprised of about fifty men and women who proclaim the Word at parish liturgical celebrations.

Aelred L Rosser writes in Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers, 2004:

Those who proclaim God’s word in the liturgy are ministers. When you answer the call to be a minister of the word, you enter a deeper relation-ship with God revealed in sacred scripture. You take upon yourself the awesome duty and privilege of bringing the printed word to life, making it flesh. . .The reader proclaims God’s word to the assembled faith community. It’s that simple and that sublime. . .

If you feel called to this ministry, please contact the Parish office at 847 358-7760.

Q3 2017 Lector Schedule