guidelines for lectors
Preparing To Read Lessons
Instructions for Lectors and Preachers The readings for each Sunday can be found on-line at:http://www.lectionarypage.net/From Sunday, November 27, 2022 until Sunday, November 26, 2023we will using the readings for LECTIONARY YEAR A 1. Whenever there are two tracks of readings to choose from,always prepare to read from TRACK 2.Example: On June 18 2023, (The Second Sunday after Pentecost)there are two tracks of readings. Lectors should prepare to read the Track 2 readings.Exodus 19:2-8a, Psalm 100, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23) 2. If there are two readings to choose from for a specific part of the liturgy(ex. two Old Testament readings; two psalms or a canticle and a psalm; two epistles)always prepare to READ THE SELECTION THAT APPEARS SECOND on the Lectionary Page.Example: On February 12, 2023 (Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany) there is a choice between Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20. Since Sirach is listed second on the Lectionary Page, lectors should prepare to read Sirach.
3. Sometimes a reading will have [some of the verses surrounded by brackets.]When this happens, WE DO NOT READ THE VERSES BETWEEN THE BRACKETS. 4. If the preacher chooses to use a bible passage that is different from these instructions, IT IS THE PREACHER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO LET THE LECTORS AND PARISH SECRETARY KNOW OF ANY CHANGES, so the bulletin will be prepared correctly and the lectors canprepare to read. If you have any questions, contact Paul LeClair.