September 26, 2018
INSTITUTION TO THE MINISTRY OF LECTOR
As readers and bearers of God's word, you will assist in this mission, and so take on a special office within the Christian community; you will be given a responsibility in the service of the faith, which is rooted in the word of God. You will proclaim that word in the liturgical assembly, instruct children and adults in the faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments worthily. You will bring the message of salvation to those who have not yet received it. Thus with your help men and women will come to know God our Father and his Son Jesus Christ, whom he sent, and so be able to reach eternal life.
In proclaiming God's word to others, accept it yourselves in obedience to the Holy Spirit. Meditate on it constantly, so that each day you will have a deeper love of the Scriptures, and in all you say and do show forth to the world our Savior, Jesus Christ.
(From the Roman Ritual of the Institution of Lectors)
The Most Reverend Bishop Gerard Holohan, Bishop of Bunbury, has instituted Nathan Barrie, a seminarian of the Diocese of Bunbury, to the ministry of Lector
within the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist that was followed by dinner.
Although the ministry of Lector is open to lay men, it is also an important milestone in the life of a seminarian. We encourage you to pray for Nathan, and all seminarians at St. Charles, that:
"They may be faithful
to the work entrusted to them,
proclaim Christ to the world,
and so give glory to our Father in heaven."
(Invitation to Prayer, Roman Ritual for Institution of Lectors)