Lectors

LECTORS’ MINISTRY-ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL-ABU DHABI-UAE

 

SCHEDULE OF LECTORS:

October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December X'Mass & N'Year Masses
December 2016
November 2016
Nov 2 Wed-All Souls Day)
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
(Easter Sunday only)
(Palm Sunday only)
Ash Wedneday (10Feb)
February 2016
January 2016
Xmas '15 /New Year '16
December 2015
November 2015
(02-Nov-All Souls day)
October 2015
September 2105
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015

February 2015(all)

Ash Wed. only

January 2015

  

BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

The Lectors’ Ministry is headed by 2 General Coordinators supported by Mass Coordinators , a Liturgy coordinator, 2 Training Coordinators and a Scheduling Coordinator. There are over 300 Lectors who render their dedicated services to 16 weekly English obligatory masses and daily masses in addition to several High Masses during important festive seasons.

General Coordinators hold the overall responsibility of the ministry and directly report to the Parish Priest. General Coordinators are responsible to collect any and all instructions from the Parish Priest and Parish Council and pass on to all members of the Ministry.

Mass Coordinators are responsible for all the Lectors opted to read in those specific masses. Mass Coordinators are the mentors for each reader and monitor their behavior in the Sacristy, at the Alter and in the Church premises in addition to monitoring their dress codes in particular.

All Lectors are responsible to proclaim the Word of God in line with the Church instructions. Lectors are allowed to read the Word of God only once they are trained properly by the authorized trainers from the Ministry.

Liturgy Coordinator is responsible to collect the materials from all authorized available sources and set up all the readings on a monthly basis and inform the General Coordinators in the form of Missalettes, which will be distributed to all Mass Coordinators and then on to the respective Lectors. These Missalettes will then be uploaded in the Church web site. Liturgy Coordinator is responsible to coordinate with Choir Coordinator in order to finalise all the hymns applicable for each mass. Liturgy Coordinator also responsible to meet the Parish Priest prior to finalizing the readings as required.

Training Coordinators are responsible, under the instruction and guidance of General Coordinators, to conduct training sessions for all new Lectors.

Scheduling Coordinator is responsible to collect schedules from all mass coordinators on a monthly basis and finalise the monthly roster for all the masses and issue to the General Coordinators for further distribution and display on the dedicated notice board. The same is also uploaded in the Church web site.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

1. Mass Coordinators’ Meeting-monthly - on every last Monday of the month at around 7:45 pm, i.e. after 7 pm mass.

2. General Lectors’ meeting-bi-monthly - on last Wednesday of every alternate month at around 8:oo pm, i.e. after 7 pm mass and the Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Succor.



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