Procedure for Lector and Cantor when Cantor is present at Mass

Relevant Church site instructions for Lectors


Lectors/Readers are needed for the 7:30 A.M. or 11:00 A.M. Mass at Sacred Heart Church. If you are interested in serving in this ministry please contact Judy Wolf at
Usual service is once a month, Thank you so much for your help.


St. Patrick Masses:
We are asking you to please sign in when scheduled to be an Extraordinary Minister or Lector. A schedule will be taped on the wall under the steps leading to the choir loft. If you have not signed in 5 minutes before Mass time, the coordinator will find a replacement. Our desire is for you to arrange a substitute. Please have her/him sign over your name. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

May God bless you for serving in your ministry.

Liturgy Department

Preparation Prayer

Lord, be on our lips and in our hearts,
that we may worthily proclaim your word.
O Lord, open our lips,
and our mouths shall declare your praise.
Create in us clean hearts, 0 God.
Our mouths and hands shall praise you, 0 God.
Lord, touch our lips.
Place your words in our mouths.
We give thanks to your name
for your love and faithfulness. Amen.

Worship Ministry – Lector / Reader

Purpose: The Lector proclaims the Word of the Lord so that we might witness His Word in our daily lives. Therefore, the readings must be proclaimed with clarity, with obvious love and understanding of His Word, and with deep respect for the assembly.


A registered adult member of the parish who has celebrated Eucharist and Confirmation
A basic requirement is a reasonably strong and pleasant speaking voice

Meetings / Training: A Lector coordinator for each Church site prepares the lector schedule.

Contact: Office (409)762-9646 or email: Holy Family Parish is very much in need of additional Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors, and Ushers at any Masses. If you’ve always wanted to contribute your talent to your church, or once served and would like to come back, please contact the church office at 409-762-9646 or email Please include your name, phone number and how you would like to serve.

Where to find us

Holy Family Parish

Find one of us 6 Churches on the Galveston/Bolivar Peninsula area.