St Henry's Cathedral Parish is offering another Workshop for Lectors (i.e. Readers) in September to provide official training for those who feel called to assist the Diocese through reading at Mass. The workshop will be offered in English, but lectors who serve their parish - either St Henry's or another Catholic parish in Finland - in other languages are also very welcome to take part.
The first workshop at St Henry's was held in 2014 with follow-ups in 2015 and 2016 by Andy Bassuday and Sr Renée Brinker CPPS. Please sign up for the next workshop by contacting the Lector Workshop coordinator Joran Wauters or filling in this form.
The autumn 2019 Lectors' Workshop will be arranged on Saturday September 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St Henry's. It is intended both for beginners and also those have attended one or more of the earlier workshops, so do come!
The first part is a preparation period which would consist, at least partly, of Biblical study of instances wherein Christ or St. Paul, etc., extols the duty and honor of the reading of a lesson and the facilitator describes the responsibility, beauty, and joy of "proclaiming" - not just reading - the Word of God, because the Word is Christ Himself.
During this segment we will address the Spiritual, Mental & Physical preparation, bowing to the altar, to the Word, to the celebrant, to each other. Appropriate dress code for this ministry will also be addressed.
Techniques for Reading
The second segment of the Workshop will focus on the techniques of reading, microphone technique, emphasizing the necessity of clear, well enunciated reading charged with meaning but not dramatics.
Discussion & Sharing
Finally, there will be time for discussion & sharing of ideas among the prospective lectors ensuring everyone is on the same page as regards protocol.
Saturday September 28th, 2019