MINISTRY OF LECTOR
Earlier this month, we offered a lector workshop, led by Moya McGinn-Matthews of Christ the King parish in Minneapolis. The workshop was for all lectors, as well as for those interested in becoming a lector.
The workshop went well. The 14 participants reflected on what it means to be “Proclaimers of the Word”. Moya then reviewed how to prepare for this important ministry, as well as how to approach, stand and read at the microphone. Brave volunteers served as examples, and I was impressed by the high quality of our lectors.
Lectors are a critical ministry in our worship. Quoting Fr. Steve, “When the Word is proclaimed in our assembly, there’s sacramental power. The Holy Spirit is present.” Those are good reasons to review and improve lector skills!
I expect our next lector workshop will be in the fall. Might you be called to this ministry? If so, let Jill Kilzer know.
I have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad: the school building’s elevator shaft leaked on February 14, due to the heavy rains and melting snow that day. Yikes! Water and electrical components aren’t a good mix.
The good news is that we were able to get our elevator tech in right away. He shut down the elevator, for safety reasons. Safety is good. It’s a colossal difficulty for the school, however. Several students rely on the elevator to get to their classes and the gym.
It was also good that we were able to get roofers in right away. They patched a large area around the elevator. This past week’s snow will test that patch job. If all goes well, and the patch holds, we can restore the elevator to service relatively soon.
It was good to learn that our insurance company (Catholic Mutual) will likely cover most of the cost of elevator repairs. Unfortunately, we have to pay for the roof repairs.
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