The ministry of lector is vital to the celebration of Eucharist. The General Instruction of Roman Missal tells us that "in the readings, the table of God's Word is spread before the faithful and the treasures of the Bible are opened to them... After each reading, whoever reads it pronounces the acclamation, and by means of the reply the assembled people give honor to the Word of God that they have received in faith and with gratitude" (GIRM 57-58).
The ministry of lector is a gift, not just a skill. It is an identity, not just a liturgical role. It is integral to the community's worship, not just "another function" to be performed.
If you believe that God is calling you to serve, please contact Deacon Mark to discuss the ministry and arrange a training session.