Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the congregation at weekend Masses and special occasions. 

The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God’s presence in that Word.The most important requirements for a lector are reliability, commitment and preparation. 


Lectors should also be outgoing, friendly, good readers and have a strong voice.  They attend a workshop where they are given training for the skills needed. Lectors are assigned to the Mass of their choice and may be asked to read at one or more Masses a month. 


To be a proclaimer of the Word is an awesome ministry and responsibility! If you think God is calling you to become a lector or for more information, contact Barbara Remack at 356-4577 or BkloveR7@aol.com

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) are lay men and women who serve by helping in the distribution of Holy Communion when there is an insufficient number of priests and deacons to distribute Communion.

Being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion means serving God and God’s people. The most important requirements for this ministry are deep faith in the Real Presence, commitment, reliability, and sensitivity.

All EMHC’s must be confirmed, and if married, in Catholic Church recognized marriages. They are assigned to the Mass of their choice and may be asked to serve at one or more Masses a month.

With additional training, some EMHC’s may also carry the Eucharist to the sick or the homebound.

Training is provided prior to service. Contact: Barbara Remack 356-4577 or email: Barbara@visitstpeters.org


Email:      stpeters@visitstpeters.org

Address:  1529 Assembly Street
               Columbia SC 29201

Mail:        P.O. Box 1896

                Columbia SC 29202

Fax:         803-799-2438

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