Lectors are lay men and women who are called to proclaim the Word of God at Mass or other worship services. She or he proclaims the first and second readings.
Lectors are Ministers of the Word, and the scriptures from the Holy Bible are the revealed Word of God. Preparation is very important. Being a Minister of the Word is not merely a matter of reading, but of bringing the Word of God to the hearts and minds of the worshipping community.