The parishioners of San Martin de Porres Church are indeed fortunate to count on dedicated and devoted members with a desire to assist the parish through service as a Lector.

Being a Lector is a responsibility not to be taken lightly.  Remember that the readings are a critical part of the Mass.  Without you, the Mass is incomplete.

Thank you for sharing your time and talent with your fellow parishioners.


Month DayTimeReaderLector
May186:30pmLanie RamosLanie Ramos
May198:30amMiguel ConchasJose Raul Cantu
May1910:30amRosaura VargasGabriel Vargas
May1912:30pmKaren MejiaGloria Gutierrez
May196:30pmJosue ReyesJosue Reyes
May256:30pmMarisa RangelRosario Idrogo
May268:30amCuqui RosilloPedro Valenzuela
May2610:30amAmy Allred ValdezFelipe Martinez
May2612:30pmCarlos VallartaMelva Sanchez
May266:30pmGregorio LopezGregorio Lopez
June16:30pmGene BelmaresGene Belmares
June28:30amMiguel ConchasCelica Mireles
June210:30amMartin LopezChris Martinez
June212:30pmRosa BeltranJosue Reyes
June26:30pmJudi PuigJudi Puig
June86:30pmSylvia BrewsterSylvia Brewster
June98:30amEloisa RabagoRosaura Romo
June910:30amGloria GutierrezChris Martinez
June912:30pmEdgardo BuenoMelva Sanchez
June96:30pmCarlos VallartaCarlos Vallarta
June156:30pmMarisa RangelMarisa Rangel
June168:30amMary TrevinoPedro Valenzuela
June1610:30amGabriel VargasRosaura Vargas
June1612:30pmKaren MejiaCookie Vela
June166:30pmGregorio LopezGregorio Lopez
June 226:30pmLanie RamosRosario Idrogo
June238:30amFelipe MartinezMiguel Conchas
June2310:30amCookie VelaCarlos Vallarta
June2312:30pmJosue ReyesMary Freeman
June236:30pmGene BelmaresGene Belmares
June 296:30pmMary Jo VelaMary Jo Vela
June308:30amFelipe MartinezMiguel Conchas
June3010:30amLupe SaenzLeticia Valdez
June3012:30pmEdgardo BuenoRosa Beltran
June306:30pmRosaura VargasGabriel Vargas
July66:30pmMarisa RangelMarisa Rangel
July78:30amRosaura RomoJose Raul Cantu
July710:30amLupe SaenzLeticia Valdez
July712:30pmCarlos VallartaAmy Allred Valdez
July76:30pmJosue ReyesJosue Reyes
July136:30pmMary Jo VelaMary Jo Vela
July148:30amEloisa RabagoMiguel Conchas
July1410:30amMary FreemanLupita Castaneda
July1412:30pmCookie VelaRosa Beltran
July146:30pmJudi PuigJudi Puig
July206:30pmSylvia BrewsterSylvia Brewster
July218:30amFelipe MartinezCelica Mireles
July2110:30amAmy Allred ValdezGloria Gutierrez
July2112:30pmLupita CastanedaEdgardo Bueno
July216:30pmGabriel VargasRosaura Vargas
July276:30pmMary Jo Vela Rosario Idrogo
July288:30amRosaura RomoCuqui Rosillo
July2810:30amMartin LopezChris Martinez
July2812:30pmRosa BeltranMelva Sanchez
July286:30pmGregorio LopezGregorio Lopez
August36:30pmLanie RamosLanie Ramos
August48:30amCuqui RosilloJose Raul Cantu
August410:30amMartin LopezMary Freeman
August412:30pmCookie VelaLupita Castaneda
August46:30pmKaren MejiaKaren Mejia
  • The schedule is prepared by the Minister of Lectors and mailed two weeks before the start of the schedule.  The schedule may be for a month or a longer period.
  • Information used to prepare the schedule is taken from your Lector Registration Form. The response to the preferred Mass is taken into consideration when assignments are made.
  • On occasion, it is necessary to contact Lectors by phone, fax, or e-mail. Therefore, these means of communication must be current.
  • The schedule is also posted on the bulletin board in the Sacristy for information.
  • A Roster of Lectors is provided to first time Lectors and revised periodically. This Roster should be used when arranging for a substitute.
  • Lectors should prepare for their assigned Mass by read through the information provided. Begin your preparation to serve at least two days before to become familiar with the readings and unusual pronunciations.


  • The Lector and Moderator should arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass.
  • The Moderator should review the information for the Welcome, intentions and Readings provided by the Sacristan. The Welcome should be read five minutes before the start of Mass.
  • The Lector takes part in the Entrance Procession.
  • The Lectionary is not carried in the Procession. The Lectionary will have been placed upon the ambo (podium) by the Sacristan before Mass. The Lector should check the Lectionary before Mass to locate the readings.
  • The Deacon processes in with the Book of Gospels. If a Deacon is not present at the Mass, the Lector processes with the Book of Gospels and proceeds to place it on the Altar, afterwards, takes his or her place in the front pew on the right.

When the Lector enters the sanctuary (altar area) to proclaim the Readings, and before stepping down from the sanctuary after the readings, the proper gesture before the tabernacle and the ambo during this time is to make a reverent bow.

After proclaiming the First Reading, there should be a brief moment of silence.
Begin the Responsorial Psalm – do not announce “The Responsorial Psalm is …”

After proclaiming the Second Reading, there should be a brief moment of silence.
Ask that everyone “Please Rise.”

The Alleluia verse before the Gospel should always be sung. If it is not sung, it should not be recited. In that case return to your seat after the second reading.

  • Read the Gospel Acclamation. Sing the Alleluia.
  • Place the Lectionary on the shelf in the podium and return to your seat for the reading of the Gospel.
  • The Moderator is to present the Petitions at the Prayer of the Faithful. After the last petition step back from the ambo and wait there until Father concludes the prayer.
  • Return to your seat.
  • The Communion Song is read after Father drinks from the Cup—BUT ONLY IF THERE IS NO CHOIR. The Moderator will rise, bow, go to the ambo. Ask that everyone join you in reading the Communion Song.  Return to your seat.
  • The Moderator will read 2-3 important announcements from the Bulletin after the Altar has been cleared.
  • At the Recessional Procession, the Book of the Gospels is not carried out in procession.
  • The Lector joins the Recessional in the same order as in the Procession to the altar.
  • Genuflect when Father does so. Turn and follow the Altar Servers out of the Church.