The mission of the Junior Lector ministry is to train young parishioners as Ministers of the Word and to empower them with public speaking skills.
We at St. John Chrysostom Parish are fortunate that children and youths have the opportunity to serve in this important ministry.
Candidates are students in fifth through eighth grade who are willing to develop reading and speaking skills and uphold their commitments to this ministry.
Training sessions are held in the fall, typically for three hour-long sessions. Additional training is provided to prepare for major feasts.
Junior lectors are assigned to read at the 9:30 a.m. Mass about once per month and are expected to take assignments seriously.