Lectors who proclaim the word of God at Catholic liturgies are invited to a series of workshops beginning in the fall at various locations in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The sessions sponsored by the archdiocesan, Office for Divine Worship, are designed for all instituted lectors to provide ongoing formation for themselves and to assist them in their duty of training new lectors.

Each session will include an overview of the role of the Word of God in the celebration of the Mass, the expectations of the ministers of God’s Word and concrete practical points for more effective proclamation. Guidelines for the role and duties of the lector will be presented and distributed.

All lectors are encouraged to attend one of these two-hour sessions, which run from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday nights. They include:

Wednesday, Sept. 18
St. Joseph Church, Downingtown

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Our Lady of Ransom Church, Philadelphia

Wednesday, Oct. 23
St. Dorothy Church, Drexel Hill, PA

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
St. Eleanor Church, Collegeville

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
St. Paul Church, Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
St. Michael the Archangel Church, Levittown

Attendees are asked to register one week in advance of the session by calling the Office for Divine Worship at 215-587-3537 or e-mailing worship@adphila.org.