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 29, 2020 until Sunday, November 21, 2021we will using the readings for LECTIONARY YEAR B 1. Whenever there are two tracks of readings to choose from,always prepare to read from TRACK 1.Example: On June 27 2021, (The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)there are two tracks of readings. Lectors should prepare to read the Track 1.2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 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 FIRST on the Lectionary Page.Example: On February 21, 2021, (The Fifth Sunday in Lent) there is a choicebetween Psalm 51 or Psalm 119.Since Psalm 51 is listed first on the Lectionary Page, lectors should prepareto read that psalm. 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.Example: On June 13, 2021 (Third Sunday after Pentecost) for2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17 we will not read verses 11-13. 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.