St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish,15520 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California - St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 15520 Ventura Boulevard,  Encino, California 91436






    “The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may speak to the weary a word that will rouse them”    – Isaiah 50:4      

A Lector is someone who proclaims the first and second readings during Catholic Mass. (And often reads the general intercessions as well).  Becoming a Lector is a serious decision and commitment to your faith and parish, since you are sharing your time and energy to the service of the Church. Reading from the Word of God is central to the Catholic Mass and, when it is done properly, effectively communicates God’s grace and love to everyone in the Church.

This ministry is dedicated to God’s living word as proclaimed by the Lector. One way to proclaim His Word in Scripture is through the use of structured verse speaking - simple in concept and dynamic in application.  By building the reading line by line from the beginning and maintaining a flow of thought to the end, the life contained within a scriptural reading (or any liturgical proclamation) can be enhanced by the lector applying the elements or tools of this structural format.

Sacred Scripture, then, becomes a form of spoken music (powerful or gentle - always respectful) whereby the printed word is lifted off the page and proclaimed as a living, dynamic and timeless form of praise to glorify and celebrate the Word of the Lord.

Any individual interested in this ministry will be given instruction and preparation in the specifics of proclaiming the Word of God. In order to considered for this role an individual must be in good standing with the Church and should practice their Catholic faith through a prayerful relationship with God and take advantage of the sacraments regularly.




For more information, please contact the Mary Kane at or phone 818.986.8234



St Cyril of Jerusalem Parish
15520 Ventura Boulevard
(mail: 4601 Firmament Ave)
Encino, CA  91436
818- 986.8234

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