Divine Worship


How to Structure the Training of Lectors at Mass

In an attempt to standardize all training in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Office for Divine Worship is asking that when training Lectors for the parish, religious community or institution, ALL ministers in the Archdiocese of Chicago be trained according to this program in English or Spanish.

All ministers should receive a copy of “Guide for Lectors,” second edition, published by Liturgy Training Publications of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Information on how to order these manuals can be found here.

This training asks for 4 total hours, giving a solid basis on the theology and spirituality of the ministry, as well as directions for the practical aspects of the ministry.

A practicum in the local community and time for prayer and reflection together should also be part of this Archdiocesan Training.