St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- 600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081 -- Call 815-625-0640 -- Rev. James Keenan- Pastor



The purpose of this ministry is to proclaim the Word of God in the first and second readings in a manner which leads people to a greater understanding and awareness of the message of the Word, and also to lead the General Intercessions at the weekend liturgies.  Ministry services are extended to all liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations where the reading of the Word is an integral part of the celebration.

The ministry of Lector is comprised of parishioners, male and female, high school students or older.  A lector will be scheduled about once or twice per month.

All new lectors are required to attend at least one introductory meeting. Deep within this ministry should be the individual’s understanding, feeling, and desire to learn from the written Word of God.

For further information contact Steve Randall at (815)625-3637 or Jane Olson at (815)625-0640 x220.