Have you ever been or are you currently a Lector?

I am a bit of a slow reader, so I would not make a good Lector.

We used to have this man at my home Parish who had an amazing narration voice! He could record audio books. His Wife developed Alzheimer’s, so they moved away. I definitely miss hearing him reading from Sacred Scripture at Mass.

I’ve been a lector for over 50 years and received the minor order of lector when I was in seminary. I was not ordained, however.

My last time of lectoring was this Wednesday. I love serving the Lord and His people this way!


I have been Commentating, but I will also be Lectoring.

I am a Lector and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC)

I used to be, but I have embraced Traditional Catholicism and no longer serve as a Lector or EMHC.


Yes, i’ve been a lector for many years.

I love lectoring. I wish i read more. I’m also an EM.

I too was a female lector for a short while but it always felt wrong. OTOH, much about the Novus Ordo Missae felt wrong. I have embraced Traditionalism and am relieved there are no women in the sanctuary.


I have been but I don’t do it anymore. I might take it up again. I’ve been told I have a nice reading voice. My brother is a lector and he is good. His voice is strong and you can hear him. We have a couple of lectors with very soft voices and even with the microphone it’s hard to hear them.

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Congrats and welcome to historical Catholicism!

Same here. I’m female and was allowed to become a “eucharistic minister” when I was a teenager! I was also a lector. Faith formation in my parish growing up in the 70s and 80s was terrible and I left the church for over 30 years. During the “shut down” a friend invited me to a TLM - had no idea they were still around. I’ve been there ever since. Females do not serve Holy Mass in the TLM and only priests read Holy Scripture and I think that’s how it should be.