Reading the scripture at Mass is an important ministry to those present. You might feel that it is not something you feel you could do, but actually most people are quite capable of fulfilling the role. All you need to do is to speak clearly and audibly. Any lack of confidence you might feel will most likely disappear after a few sessions! Here are a few ideas and sources of advice for readers:
While reading is a commitment, we do not expect you to read every week. At Saint
Wulstan's, a rota covering a three month period is posted in the narthex (the entrance lobby) near the
left door going into the main body of the church. A copy of the same rota is posted on the wall as you
enter the sacristy.
Note, however, that the original draft of the rota often gets changed with time. Important things crop up for all of us, meaning we cannot make certain dates, and that is fine. If you become a reader, then all you need to do is mention the dates you cannot do to Mike Peacock, who coordinates the readers at Saint Wulstan's, or Tony Jenkins for Saint John's in Chesterton, or to one of the Sacristans, and we will find a substitute reader for that Mass.
You can download the January 2018 readers' rota for Saint Wulstan's here
For further information about reading at Mass, contact David O'Leary (Wolstanton) or Tony Jenkins (Chesterton)
Page maintained by David O'Leary and Tony Jenkins