Not unlike the twelve apostles, lectors share an earnest desire to proclaim God's word. This spiritual closeness to the beauty and importance of God's word, is not only proclaimed, but shared and passed on to every member of the congregation with each reading.
Those who are high school age and up, who have little or no fear of speaking before large groups of peopl,e will attend a training session through the Archdiocese and attend the mandation ceremony. The lector coordinator at SJV will then meet with the new lectors for additional training.
*Upcoming training sessions for 2016 for new lectors have been announced. Choose one of the following training sessions to attend: August 7th at St. Columbkille, August 9th at St. Leo's, or August 22nd at St. Vincent de Paul. The Mandation ceremony will be on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Call or email the parish office to sign up. Deadline to sign up to attend a training session is July 21st.