Reader Ministry

Readers share the Word of God at every Mass and prayer service. As the congregation listens, we have the opportunity to prayerfully reflect on God’s word, and what it means in our lives. Readers generally read one or more of the following – the First Reading, the Second Reading, and the Prayers of the Faithful, in addition to the announcements before and after Mass.

This ministry is a visible part of the worship celebration, so we look for volunteers who maintain a reverent but approachable disposition, who are comfortable speaking in front of a large group, and conscious of the role of the spoken word in worship.

  • Time Commitment:  Weekly or monthly at Mass; as your schedule allows.
  • Responsibilities:  Practicing the readings in advance, reading at Mass clearly and confidently.
  • Training:  Training is provided upon joining as well as held periodically throughout the year.


Fr. Zack Elliott, OFM
Staff Liaison