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Liturgical Ministries

IMPORTANT – Notes for Lectors from Night of Reflection on October 29


Lectors – Adults – High School and Up


According to the ancient tradition and the teaching of the Church, the readings at Mass other than the Gospel are proclaimed by ministers called Lectors. Lectors bring the living Word of God to the liturgical assembly. In and through them, God speaks to the gathered faithful. The ministry of the Word is treated reverently and with great dignity.

The Word of God is proclaimed during the liturgy. Effective proclamation presupposes faith and rouses faith in those who hear the Word proclaimed. It requires the delivery of the message with clarity, conviction and appropriate pace. It also requires serious study of God’s Word, proclamation skills, and practical preparation. The Lector is willing to commit to a bi-monthly schedule, to prepare properly for service and to arrive on time dressed appropriately for the assigned Mass.

Policies and procedures for this ministry are outlined in the Lector Guidelines.

For more information or to join this ministry, please contact our Lector Coordinator, Carol Gianoli at 708-349-4092.

Lector Schedules, Letter and Guidelines


Lectors for the Spanish Mass / Lectores para la Misa en Español


Interested persons may contact Martha Perez at 708-420-5261 or email her at marthap325@yahoo.com. For general information, contact Patty Renteria at prenteria@saintmike.com or call at 708-873-4619.

Las personas interesadas pueden contactar a Martha Perez al 708-420-5261 o enviarle un correo electrónico a marthap325@yahoo.com. Para información general, pueden contactar a Patty Renteria al correo electrónico prenteria@saintmike.com o llamarla al 708-873-4619.

Lectors – Students – Grades 3-8


ATTENTION STUDENTS – We are having Student Lector Training Sessions on November 13, 14 or 17. CLICK HERE for more information.

Our ministry of Student Lectors allows children (those who have received their First Eucharist through 8th graders) the opportunity to proclaim the Word of God. They serve at our weekly Young Peoples’ Liturgy of the Word, school and religious education liturgies and on other special occasions. Children interested in this ministry commit to one monthly rehearsal/training (from September through May) at which they receive training and practice their assignments.

For more information, please contact our Youth Lector Coordinator, Pam Domico at 708-448-8887.

Our Liturgical and Music Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar Servers (Boys and Girls) assist with duties for the priest/deacon during Mass.

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Art & Environment

Many talents are needed to make our worship spaces prayerful and worthy.

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Cantors / Psalmists

Singers who lead the Assembly in its song and in the proclamation of the Psalm.

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Choirs

Choirs provide the Gift of Music and accompany the Liturgical Assembly in songs.

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Extraordinary Ministers

EOM’s recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom they offer Eucharist.

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Lectors

Adult and Student Lectors bring the Living Word of God to the Liturgical Assembly.

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Liturgical Dancers

Liturgical Dancers assist our prayer by gestured responses and interpretive dance.

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Musicians

Talented Instrumentalists who share their gift of making music among the choirs.

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Sacristans

Sacristans are dedicated individuals who have the gift of seeing “the big picture.”

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Ushers

Ushers serve as ministers of hospitality and serve the needs of the Assembly.

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YPLW

Liturgy of the Word for Pre-K to Grade 4. Adults Facilitate / Children Proclaim.

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Baptism Facilitators

Facilitators meet with parents to prepare them in their Baptism role as Christian parents.

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Marriage Prep Facilitators

Facilitators help engaged couples form the basis for a Christian marriage.

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Wedding Rehearsal Facilitators

Walk with couples through the rehearsal and the wedding Mass or ceremony.

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Horarios en Español

Para Lectores, Ministros de la Eucaristía y los Monaguillos Hispanos.

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