Reader –Liturgical Ministry Schedule
The proclamation of the Word of God is a special vocation. When one proclaims the Word of God, he/she becomes the voice of the Lord as the inspired words are vocalized and made to come to life. Remember that the proclaimer becomes God’s spokesperson to His assembled people.
The reader must initiate preparation to proclaim at the earliest possible time in the week which precedes proclamation. The scriptures become the foundation of the reader’s prayer life.
- Read the scripture to ascertain what God is saying to the proclaimer.
- Then comes the task of discovering the context and the people to whom the word was first directed. For example, what is the emotional state – anger, joy, hope, etc., that the author is trying to communicate?
- Practice the proclamation of the word audibly until it is just right.
Contact the Parish Office for more information on how to volunteer for this ministry (376-9435).