Readers proclaim the Scriptures at the Sunday Eucharist and other liturgical rites. Initial and ongoing formation is provided as well as resources to assist in the preparation of their ministry. To serve in this ministry, one must be a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church, a registered parishioner of St. Joan of Arc parish, regular (i.e., weekly) in Sunday worship, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church (e.g., if a person is married he/she must be married within the Catholic Church). Individuals who volunteer for this ministry are expected to have a facility for public reading and must be willing to spend time in private prayer and reflection on the biblical passage that they will proclaim.
Contact: Deacon Gregory Razka, X4607