Proclaimers of the Word of God

Ministers proclaim the Word of God at Eucharistic Liturgies on Sundays, feast days and special occasions.

Authentic proclaimers not only know how to read in public; they live and love the Word of the Lord. In other words, “You proclaim the Word on Sunday, and your life reveals it the rest of the week—a responsibility not to be taken lightly.” (Barga, M.E., Lampe, S., Wagner, E.J., and Nawrocki, S., 2024 Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word, United States Edition, Liturgy Training Publications, p. iv)

Qualities of the ideal St. Isaac lector:


  • Deep devotion to Scripture and the liturgy.
  • Spiritual preparation through the practice of lectio divina.
  • Receives Reconciliation and Eucharist on a regular basis.


  • Ability to proclaim in a pleasant, clear tone.
  • Attention to modulation, tempo, diction and pronunciation.
  • Keen knowledge of the Bible’s diverse forms of expression.


  • Formal commitment to serve in the ministry of the Word (2 years).
  • Is a fully initiated Catholic and a registered member of St. Isaac Jogues.
  • Abides by lectors’ guidelines, protocols and dress code for proclamation.

Lector Formation Program

  • Spiritual preparation through the practice of lectio divina.
  • Familiarity with the day’s readings.
  • Participates in the Parish Lector Formation Program.

Lector Formation Program includes the following:

  • Lector Orientation/Training
  • Liturgical workshops
  • Parish retreats
  • One-on-one coaching

For Sunday preparation for proclaiming the Word of God, please consult the

Workbook for Lectors, Readers and Proclaimers of the Word 2024 (United States Edition)

Manual Para Proclamadores de la Palabra 2024


Myrna Villanueva, Lector Coordinator

Magnolia Serna, Assistant Coordinator


The Vatican Website

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

                Daily Scripture Readings

Orlando Diocese Office of Liturgy & Music

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The New American Bible

Biblia Latinoamericana Católica

Myrna Villanueva