St. Matthew

Catholic Church


readerIn the beginning was the Word, And the Word was with God, And the Word was God.  “The Word of the Lord.” - these five words tell us a lot about the Ministry of the Word.  Readers bring the living Word of God to the liturgical assembly. 

Becoming a Reader requires an interest/experience in public speaking, a desire to grow in faith, commitment to prior preparation of readings, and arriving early at Mass. Our Reader Ministry is made up of a broad cross section of parishioners. We are young and old, men and women, all dedicated to proclaiming God's Word.

We as Ministers of the Holy Word, look upon what we do as an occasion to awaken faith in the Christian community assembled for worship. Readers minister at all the weekend and weekday Liturgies. This ministry is open to all confirmed persons of faith who posses the skills necessary for effective proclamation of God's Word. Training is available for all those who are interested. Call the church office at 727-393-1288 to express an interest in this ministry.