top of page


One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

- Matthew 4:4


A lector is minister of God’s word. In fact the documents of Vatican II tell us that Christ is truly present to us when the Word is proclaimed in the Eucharist. A “reader” is not merely a person who reads at Mass. A reader helps God to be present to others in the proclamation of the Word.

The reader is asked to proclaim the word of God so that it might be received in prayerful appreciation of God’s word. 

Readers are needed for Sunday masses, and Holy Days. If you are interested in volunteering your time with one of our Ministries, please call the parish offices at (212) 288-6250, or stop by the parish office at 406 East 80th Street to pick up a form. 

bottom of page