Children Lector Ministry
Children have a powerful role to play in our parish because they are the leaders of today at their different levels, and the leaders of tomorrow as they grow to be committed Catholics. In an atmosphere of welcoming, caring and sharing, this natural extension to the Lector Ministry seeks to provide children a safe, quiet, joyful and religious environment where the children (2nd to 8th grade) of St. Andrew the Apostle establish a relationship with God and can be great proclaimers of the Word of God. Children Lectors proclaim God’s word at each liturgy when they read Scripture from the Old and New Testaments. Lectors also welcome the congregation and may lead the prayers of the faithful.
Responsibilities of the Position
The children's lectors participate in the liturgical celebrations of our faith community by proclaiming the word of God. Lectors serve the faith community in concert with other liturgical ministers to conduct vibrant celebrations that enhance the faith journey of all members of the community:
- Proclaim the Word of God as scheduled at liturgical celebrations.
- Spend adequate time to prepare for assignments.
- Use a delivery style that is audible, uses good diction with a controlled pace that connects with the Congregation.
- Complete lector ministry practical training.
- Know and follow procedures.
- Meet all scheduled commitments. If you child encounters a conflict arrange for a substitute and notify one of the Ministry co-chairs.
- Adhere to the dress code as defined in the Lector manual.
- Diocesan Safe Environment Training – with annual renewal
- Comfortable addressing large audiences.
- Possess oratory skills.
- Commitment to sharing skills with the Faith Community.
- Commitment to conformance with the responsibilities outlined in this document.