Lector Tips & Notes

25th Sunday of Year A

September 24, 2023

September 24, 2023

Lector Tips

Lisa Bellecci-St Romain


General Tips:

Familiarize yourself with the context: Before diving into the passage itself, take some time to understand the broader context. This will give you a better understanding of the themes and messages being conveyed.

Pace yourself: Take your time when reading the passage. Ensure that your words are clear and easily understood by the listeners.

Practice pronunciation: Listen to the video, and take notes on how to pronounce words correctly.

Connect with the message: This will help you convey the intended emotions and convey the message effectively to the listeners.

YouTube player

Is 55:6-9

Here are some helpful tips for a lector when reading Is 55:6-9

1. Vary Your Tone: When proclaiming Is 55:6-9, it is important for the lector to use a higher pitch and slower pace when emphasizing God’s mercy and love, and a lower pitch and faster pace when emphasizing His authority and power. Varying the tone of the lector’s voice will help to bring the passage to life and make the audience more engaged in the proclamation of the scripture. 

2. Use Gestures: When proclaiming Is 55:6-9, the lector could use hand gestures to emphasize the importance of God’s mercy and love, or to emphasize his authority and power. Additionally, the lector could also use facial expressions to evoke emotion or to express the gravity of God’s words. Gestures can be a powerful tool for making the proclamation of the scripture more impactful. 

YouTube player

Phil 1:20c-24, 27a

1. Know Context of the Text: This passage speaks of Paul’s commitment to preach the gospel no matter the cost. This could lend itself to a more passionate, inspirational proclamation from the lector. 

Greg Warnusz

Iframe embed courtesy of LectorPrep.org


The Catholic Lector

25th Sunday of Year A