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This site is filled with learning and enrichment aids to help you be the best proclaimer of God's word you can be. Though geared to the Catholic church, I hope readers from other faiths will find it useful as well. If you have questions or suggestions for making this site more beneficial to you, your parish or diocese, please contact me anytime to talk. 
                                                                                  George Miller, Website Founder

Help Listeners Embrace The Liturgy of the Word  
This five-minute video by Jeff Cavins should be viewed by every Catholic today. For some, it's an uplifting refresher. For others, a basic "101" lesson to encourage them to be more attentive and engaged in this key part of the Mass. 

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What We Can't Fake

Our love and hunger for the Scriptures, and our faith in Christ's presence in them can't be acted out. The late Fr. Joseph Champlin once said, "The inner qualities of the reader become apparent to the listener without a single word being proclaimed." Read More

Beware of Getting Too Comfortable

When we get too familiar with a reading, we risk the danger of proclaming from the top of our heads instead of the depth of our hearts, and hinder the chance for God's word to touch the hearts of our listeners. Read More

Lector Discernment: 
Not Just for Newbies

Discernment should not only be exercised with new lectors, but with veterans as well. The enthusiasm we initially feel about proclaiming God's word may die down over time, we may lose our "salt," get attracted to other ministries, feel burned out or need a re-check of our basic proclamation skills, which is why lector discernment should be continuous and life-long. Read More

The Better They Listen, 
the Better You Read

In the same way raving fans on American Idol encourage performers to give it their all, the worshipers in the pews can have a similar effect on the lector. A good listener makes the speaker want to do better. The more engaged the listener, the more inspired the lector. It's a mutual encounter where each one feeds the other. Read More

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