Who is a Lector?
A lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass. The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God´s presence in that Word.
To be a Lector, one needs to be a fully initiated Catholic living in communion with the Church. Thus, a lector should have preferably received both First Holy Communion and Confirmation and should not be living in an invalid marriage or in any other state of grave sin.
One needs to have necessary talents to serve as a lector. Thus, individuals who are not able to proclaim the readings in a clear manner that expresses the dignity of scripture may not be suited for this service in church.
Bugembe Parish Lectors Association
Bugembe Lectors Association is an umbrella body which brings together all Lectors serving at the Parish. The Association was started formally in January, 2010 when the constitution and guidelines to be observed by members were formulated. The constitution guides members on their general conduct with regard to behaviour and dress code among others.
The Association has been under the leadership of Mrs. Babalanda who is the current chairperson and assisted by the vice chairperson, secretary, assistant secretary and welfare officers whose term runs for 3 years
Members are required to attend the Quarterly meetings held every second Sunday of the third month from where they declare their desire and intentions to be lectors. Thereafter they undergo an induction process of one month to assess their ability to proclaim the word clearly and eloquently. We are calling upon new members to join this Ministry and serve the church as Lectors.
If you are an adult and feel you may have the gift of proclaiming, please contact our Lectors Association Chairperson
Activities involved within/beyond the Parish
- Taking Readings In The Masses Rostered For The Month
- Holding A Minimum Of 2 Recollections In A Year
- Visiting Members Who Are Admitted In Hospitals And Homes
- Contributing Towards Noble Causes Of The Church
- Attending Funerals And Wedding Ceremonies Of Members And Their Relatives