Welcome to our lector community!

I’m thrilled you’ve made the decision to improve your lectoring skills by coming to this site and joining our community! You’ll receive periodic tips on how to hone your speaking and presentation skills in order to become a more powerful proclaimer, and will grow in your knowledge and appreciation of sacred scripture.

Here’s to a fun-filled journey of faith formation!

12 thoughts on “Welcome to our lector community!

  • Thank you for a great presentation to our group at St. Mel Parish on October 5, 2016. I can feel the change in my proclaiming. Your feedback regarding my looking too serious had me more conscious of my facial expression and appearance. Hope to have you again in future trainings.

  • Please add to email list Appreciate the workshop you provided on Jan. 17th I’ll try to get the word out at ABVM Pasadena Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to expand one’s Lector Ministry and enjoy the enthusiasm of Steve Domier.

  • The training at St. Basil’s last night was so great! Steve reversed some of my incorrect notions about what and how I am supposed to proclaim. As a bonus, he is totally entertaining! Thank you. Look forward to continued growth in my lector skills.

  • I attended your class yesterday at St Dominic Savio. Please add me to your contacts for future information.

    Thank you

  • I’m always interested in improving my service quality specially for the Lord. So thank you for coming up with helping us lector do a good way of proclaiming the Word. I pray that my parish would really find in their hearts to look into your workshop. I’m almost at the edge of not saying anything because it seems like it is taken for granted.

    • Marian,
      Let’s talk about your parish, and what we can do to help. Email me, and let’s talk!

  • Hi Steve,

    I have a technical question for you. Where is the best place to place your hands while proclaiming scripture? Do we place them both on the podium , at our sides, elsewhere? Please let me know. Thank you!

    • Hi, Nancy-
      I suggest keeping your hands lightly upon the Lectionary. Many lectors use one finger to keep track of where they are in the reading, so that when they look up to make meaningful eye contact with the assembly, they know right away where to look back to find their place. Just make sure you’re not using your finger to follow every word you’re saying as you’re saying it, as that would look odd…
      Hope that helps!

  • It is wonderful to find people to want improve their lector skill to become powerful proclaimer, therefore, knowledgeable of the Scrpture message. I would like to go receive training on this line to train lectors at my parish community but I cannot afford the complete training . I hope to find free tips to benefit from it.

  • I am a lector of 15 years though I only get the chance twice a month I find waiting for each time a way to prepare only on my own, my one challenge is since I have needed to wear reading glasses it has been a distraction to look up from the lectionary though I understand it’s importance for engaging with the congregation, any helpful hint to suggest?

  • Barry, thanks for your question– it’s one that comes up quite frequently.
    Many of us use glasses for close-up work (like reading), but not for distance.
    Here’s the way to make it work: Keep in mind that when you’re at the ambo, “making eye contact” is not about you seeing them, it’s about THEM seeing YOU!
    Your look-ups are a signal to the assembly that this is an important part of the reading, and them seeing your face is a indication of that. It’s NOT an opportunity for you to be seeing what THEY’RE up to (trust me– they’re just sitting there, listening to you).
    So that means when you come to portions of the reading that you want to drive home by using appropriate, meaningful eye contact, go ahead and look at them through your reading glasses. You won’t be able to see them clearly, of course, but you don’t need to. They just need to see that you’re looking at them.
    This will take some practice, as you’ll be tempted to look OVER your glasses at them.
    Don’t do it.
    This conveys condescension, like a stern schoolmarm. Just look at their blurry faces through your reading glasses, then look back at your book to continue reading.
    With practice, this will become easier for you, and the effect on the assembly will be noticeable.
    Let me know how it works out for you!

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