Lectors

Lectors

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.

LECTOR SCHEDULE

Month DayTimeReaderLector
September286:30pmLanie RamosRosario Idrogo
September298:30amEloisa RabagoCuqui Rosillo
September2910:30amLeticia ValdezLupe Saenz
September2912:30pmJosue ReyesMary Freeman
September296:30pmGene Belmares
October56:30pmMary Jo Vela
October68:30amFelipe MartinezMiguel Conchas
October610:30amCookie VelaCarlos Vallarta
October612:30pmEdgardo BuenoRosa Beltran
October66:30pmRosaura VargasGabriel Vargas
October126:30pmMarisa Rangel
October138:30amRosaura RomoJose Raul Cantu
October1310:30amLupe SaenzLeticia Valdez
October1312:30pmCarlos VallartaAmy Allred Valdez
October136:30pmJosue Reyes
October196:30pmMary Jo Vela
October208:30amEloisa RabagoMiguel Conchas
October2010:30amMary FreemanLupita Castaneda
October2012:30pmCookie VelaRosa Beltran
October206:30pmJudi Puig
October266:30pmSylvia BrewsterRosario Idrogo
October278:30amFelipe MartinezCelica Mireles
October2710:30amAmy Allred ValdezGloria Gutierrez
October2712:30pmLupita CastendaEdgardo Bueno
October276:30pmGabriel VargasRosaura Vargas
October315:30pmCuqui Rosillo
November1NoonChristopher Martinez
November17:00pmMary Freeman
November26:30pmLanie Ramos
November38:30amCuqui RosilloJose Raul Cantu
November310:30amMartin LopezMary Freeman
November312:30pmCookie VelaLupita Castaneda
November36:30pmKaren Mejia
November96:30pmMaris
November108:30amFelipe MartinezEloisa Rabago
November1010:30amLeticia ValdezLupe Saenz
November1012:30pmMelva SanchezEdgardo Bueno
November106:30pmGregorio Lopez
November166:30pmGene Belmares
November178:30amCuqui RosilloRosaura Romo
November1710:30amCarlos VallartaCookie Vela
November1712:30pmRosa BeltranAmy Allred Valdez
November176:30pmKaren Mejia
November236:30pmLanie RamosRosario Idrogo
November248:30amMary TrevinoMiguel Conchas
November2410:30amLupita CastanedaGloria Gutierrez
November2412:30pmJosue ReyesMelva Sanchez
November246:30pmRosaura VargasGabriel Bargas
November289:00amMary Trevino
  • 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.

ON THE DAY YOU READ

  • 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.