Lectors: Proclaimers of the Word of God

The ministry of Lector is open to men and women who are fully initiated into the Catholic Church, have discerned a particular call to proclaim the Word of God and exhibit a love for Sacred Scripture. Investing time in training, preparation and prayer, Lectors at OLS proclaim the Scriptures clearly and articulately with confidence and authenticity.

1 THESSALONIANS 2:13: “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the Word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.”


“In the absence of an instituted lector, other lay people may be deputed to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts  the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture.”

Contact: Sister Mary Selina: passociate07@gmail.com



Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at OLS are men and women fully initiated into the Catholic faith and who have discerned a particular call to assist the priest in distributing the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Mass. Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion express a deep love of our Eucharistic Lord and perform all responsibilities with respect and dignity. 

Requirements to serve as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion: 

  • Be a practicing, intentional Catholic
  • Be of high school age or older
  • Possess the necessary physical abilities to carry out assigned duties 

JOHN 6:54“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” 


“In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord.  When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him.”

Contact: Sister Mary Selina: passociate07@gmail.com