The lector has a ministry of the word. He announces the word and accepts it personally and submits himself to it. The lector is in the service of the faith so that all may be able to live a truly Christian life, shaped by the word of God, and to reach eternal salvation.

Functions of the Lector

The Sacramentary (1970) mentions the following tasks of the reader during the Eucharistic celebration:

The Apostolic Letter "Ministeria Quaedam" (1972) lists some of the following duties additional to those mentioned in the Sacramentary: