"The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God" (DV 24).
In the Liturgy of the Word, the table of God's Word is spread before the faithful and the treasures of the Bible are opened to them (GIRM 57).
God speaks to his people, opening up to them the mystery of redemption and salvation, and offering spiritual nourishment; and Christ himself is present through his word in the midst of the faithful (GIRM 55).
The carefully prepared lector assists those who hear the readings from the sacred texts to develop in their hearts a sweet and loving affection for Sacred Scripture (GIRM 101).
To become a lector, please contact your parish.