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Catholic Exchange:
A Few Good Lectors Aren't Enough
Catholic Online:
Proclaiming the Word: Should Your Parish Raise the Bar for Lectors?




New Posts...
Good Enough is Not Enough
Besides the privilege we're given to proclaim God's word on Sunday, we are also called beyond the ambo to cultivate The New Evangelization initiated by the Synod of Bishops in 2012. Like all our fellow parishioners, we are called to bring the love of Jesus to others in the walkways after Mass, at our church functions, at home, at work and out in the marketplace... Read More


Pope Francis on Preparation
In his engaging book, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis puts
great importance on the diligent preparation of a preacher's 
homily in order to support and advance The New Evangelization
And much of his message also applies to the lector's preparation 
of the readings. "A preacher who does not prepare is not 
spiritual," notes the Pope. "He is dishonest and irresponsible 
with the gifts he has received." Read More

The Joy of Preparation
In his best seller, How to Argue and Win Every Time, 
trial lawyer Gerry Spence, known for never losing a 
criminal case, called preparation "wading into life, 
languishing in it, rolling in it, embracing it, smearing 
it over oneself, living it." He saw himself as a child 
at play; enthralled, delighted, curious, joyous, 
excited about his business of play... Can we, as 
proclaimers of God's word, wade into our readings, 
embrace, languish, live in and play in them?... Read More


The Need for Attentive Listening
If you asked several people after Mass what the morning's readings were about, how many could give you a good answer? Attentive listening at Mass isn't easy. To switch channels and tune out all the outside noise we bring to Mass and tune into the word of God takes effort. So how do you begin this "retuning" with Catholics who've never learned the wonderful benefits of listening to the readings more attentively? Read More


Pope Benedict XVI... a Lectors' Ally
Beneath all the media blasts on child sex abuse scandals 
that overshadowed much of Pope Benedict's papacy, he 
personified a mark of greatness that garnered little media 
coverage. It was his passion for the Holy Scriptures and his 
efforts to convey the importance of listening more intently 
and prayerfully to the readings and Gospels at Sunday Mass. 
Read More

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