Welcome to the Ministry of the Word!

“As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” (Matthew 10:7)

At Sacred Heart, we are grateful for Vatican II for opening the door to ensure active participation of the congregation inside and outside the Mass through the Liturgy of the Word.

Your willingness to respond to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, in the capacity of a Minister of the Word, more commonly known as Lector, reflects your commitment to Christ. Your willingness to commit to a twelve week schedule; to arrive on time and to be well prepared for your assigned Mass is a further reflection of your willingness to respond fully to your Baptismal call.

When you pray, prepare and proclaim the Word of God well, you not only enhance the beauty of the Liturgy but you become the instrument through whom God speaks to all members of the assembly. "God speaks to His people, revealing the mystery of their redemption and salvation and offering them spiritual nourishment.² (General Instruction on the Roman Missal)

Once you are commissioned to serve in the ministry, a Lector cross will be made available in the Sacristy for you to wear during the Mass in which you serve. Wear this cross humbly for it signifies that you have accepted the awesome privilege of proclaiming the Good News of the Lord!

God bless your efforts!