Lectors proclaim the Word of God, mediating an encounter with God by making the text come alive for the parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul. Proclaiming the Word of God involves an active sharing of faith between the lector and members of the congregation. Adult lectors are assigned to read at all Masses including Holy Days, weekdays, and funeral Masses. In addition to reading Scripture, the Lectors greet the congregation, read announcements, and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Training is required and provided.
Any youth of our parish who have made their First Communion and are in the 5th – 12th grade can be considered for this ministry. The proclamation of God’s word is a very special service to God and our parish. Youth readers serve at the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday, the 10:00 AM and the 11:30 AM Mass on Sunday. Those who are in high school may be considered for other weekend Masses and special liturgies. Training is required.
If your are interested to join and willing to share your talent, please contact the Parish Office for more information at 727-938-1974 or inquire to Mr. Joe Rivera and Ms. Julia Masseo.