Reading and Explaining the Word of God

When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in His word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.  (General Instruction of the Roman Missal [GIRM], no. 29)

Lectors at St. Joseph Church read the First and Second Readings and, if no deacon is present, the Prayer of the Faithful at Sunday Mass. If you are interested in being trained as a Lector, please contact Jennifer D'Alessio at 973-731-8325.

For the current Lector schedule, click here.