St. Francis


Lector Ministry

The Lector Ministry makes a truly satisfying and meaningful contribution to eucharistic celebrations at St. Francis.

A lector is expected to attend training sessions when offered, pre-read and prepare the reading(s), learn the proper pronunciation of unfamiliar words, and read at a pace that encourages thoughtful reflection of the Word and its meaning as it relates to our contemporary lives.

St. Benedict says in his Rule: "They should not presume to read who by mere chance take up the book . . . Only those are to discharge these duties who can do so to the edification of the hearers."


We warmly welcome those who are interested in becoming a lector at St. Francis.   For more information, please call Jessica Keefe at 978-452-6611 or email