The purpose of the lectors is to proclaim the Sacred Scriptures at Masses and other liturgies. Lectors proclaim normally the readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament prior to the reading of the Gospel. The lectors also read the prayers of the faithful after the homily.
Depending on the liturgical calendar, lectors are also called upon to proclaim various scripture readings on holy days and special services. Each lector should possess a love of the scriptures; a strong voice and good diction is helpful.
Meetings: Only as needed; usually annually.