Lectors

The office of Lector (or liturgical reader) is one of the oldest recorded ministries in the Church. An important office in the early Church, the lectorate went into decline in subsequent centuries, becoming little more than a stepping stone to the priesthood, before its revival after the Second Vatican Council. In the early days of the Church, the lector not only read the biblical texts (except the Gospel) at liturgical assemblies, but also, by virtue of his responsibility for the Word of God, he was called upon to literally safeguard the Sacred Books during the persecutions, keeping them from falling into the hands of the persecutors who would certainly destroy them. While reading ability was (and is) a necessary qualification, a candidate’s holiness was (and is) considered essential for installation as a lector. The duties of a lector today are primarily to read the word of God (except the Gospel) at Mass and to recite the psalms between readings in the absence of a psalmist. In addition, the lector presents the general intercessions and reads the announcements before the congregation is dismissed.

Please contact the Rectory at 540-277-2943 or

Chet Lewandowski at 540-722-7231 or chetl@verizon.net

for more information on this important ministry.

Pastor:
Father Paul M. Grankauskus

Rectory:
540-277-2943

540-277-2945 (FAX)

Rectory Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 3 PM

Religious Education:
John Sengewalt at

540-277-2948
dre@stbridgetberryville.org

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays by appointment
Sunday, after class until 1 PM

Office of Youth Ministry
OYM@stbridgetberryville.org

Music Ministry:
Stacy Sefton at

music@stbridgetberryville.org

Eucharistic Minister / Lectors:
Chet Lewandowski at

540-722-7231

Servers:
John Sengewalt at

540-277-2948

Sacristan:
Becky Jackson at

540-955-1715

Men’s Club:
Meets the last Saturday
each month 8AM in Hobert Hall.
Coffee and Donuts on first
Sunday of each month.
Dick Drake at

540-955-5556 or

men@stbridgetberryville.org

Women’s Group:
Meets the first Tuesday
of each month
Erin Huff at

317-696-4143 or

women@stbridgetberryville.org

St. Bridget’s Email:
office@stbridgetberryville.org

St Bridget of Ireland

St Bridget of Ireland
Catholic Church

1024 W. Main St.
Berryville
Virginia 22611

 

St. Bridget of Ireland is in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington