The parish community of St. Mark the Evangelist invites members of the assembly who are qualified (registered members who have received First Communion) to accept the privilege and responsibility of proclaiming the Word of God at Mass as Readers.
The Reader should be a person of prayer who reflects frequently on the words of Scripture, engages in ongoing formation in the study of spirituality, scripture, liturgy, and technical skills, and seeks to live and proclaim the Word of God in everyday life.
Completion of a two evening orientation process in liturgy, the liturgical year, the structure of the Mass, an understanding of the lectionary and the principles of harmony and semi-continuous reading, praying with the Scriptures, and the practical aspects of being a Reader at St. Mark’s is required before being assigned to read at Mass.
Orientation sessions are provided annually in February, May, August, and November. Quarterly schedules are published with Reader assignments and opportunities for ongoing formation are provided. More information can be found in the Guidelines for the Ministry of Reader established by St. Mark’s.
Are You Interested in Becoming a Reader?
If you are interested in becoming part of the Ministry of Reader, download and complete the online
- Existing Readers at St. Mark’s should review the St. Mark’s Readers Weekly email that is sent to them each week for announcements and ongoing liturgical and scriptural formation.
- If you cannot read at the assigned Mass, please arrange to switch weeks with another Reader or have another Reader substitute for you. A contact list for all Readers is provided.