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LECTORS & COMMENTATORS

A LECTOR is a person instituted to proclaim the liturgical readings from Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel.  He may, in the absence of a psalmist, proclaim the Psalm between the readings.

A COMMENTATOR provides the faithful brief explanations and commentaries with the purpose of introducing them to the celebration and preparing them to understand it better.  The  commentator  is in charge to read the prayer of the faithful

QUALIFICATIONS OF LECTORS AND COMMENTATORS

This ministry is given to all lay faithful (male and female), who are:

-       good Catholics in faith and deed with church wedding if married;

-       willing to commit themselves to perform the duties and responsibilities as Lectors and Commentators     

especially the proclamation of the Word in  the liturgical celebrations;

-       willing to grow spiritually through this ministry;

-       proficient both in English and Filipino languages and must have an above average public oral communication skills;

-       at least 18 years of age and not more than 70 years of age;

(However when the candidates are younger or older from the ages indicated, it is the prerogative of the parish priest to determine the suitability and ability of the candidates to the ministry based on the evaluation and recommendation of the screening committee.)

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