Immaculate Conception Church

329 Maryland Avenue, Fairmont WV 26554

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When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy. (General Instruction of the Roman Missal [GIRM], no. 29)

What do we do?

Lectors are scheduled to serve at all masses. One prepares by practicing prayerfully and then proclaims the scriptures and offers the prayers of the faithful during mass.

Why do we, serve?

I serve as a lector because we should give time, talent and treasure to the church. God gave me the ability to public speak so I use that talent to covey the readings to the congregation. - --Steve Wilson

It is an honor to give voice to God's word at the ambo. Reading at the Liturgy to help present the Word to the assembly is a privilege.----Carol Boyers

"Being a Lector at Immaculate Conception Church allows me the distinct opportunity to be the mouthpiece for God. As I approach the altar my prayer is that God will use my voice to convey his message. Through inflection, volume, pausing, and tone, God allows me as the lector to emphasize specific parts of the readings and speak to the congregation through scripture."----Jessica Sharps

I feel it is an honor to proclaim God's word for Him to speak His words through my voice, and to use me to touch His peopLe. It's not just reading .... It is PROCLAIMING!!----Annette Allessio

I feel honored and blessed to be part of this ministry. Proclaiming God's word is indeed a humbling experience. I am led to a better understanding of the scriptures when I prepare to read! I always pray that the people will see and hear the Lord through the proclaimed Word. -Carol Hoffman

If interested, contact:

Parish Office

Phone: 304 363-5796