This lay ministry is held in high esteem by the Church. Before Vatican II only men who had been ordained to this Minor Order were allowed to read at Mass.
Since Vatican II the Church has allowed lay men and women to proclaim God’s Word.
A number of parishioners participate in the celebration of Mass by reading the first and second readings, Responsorial Psalm and Prayers of the faithful.This contributes greatly to the celebration of Mass.
Recently young parishioners are taking a more active part and contributing by reading at Mass.