Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembled community at all liturgies. By prayerful preparation for this ministry, they strive to engage the assembly in a living experience of the Word of God and of the presence of Christ in each celebration.

Lectors are formed and commissioned by the Diocese of Phoenix to become proclaimers of the Word through an ongoing program of formation and preparation. A lector's modest and formal attire, extensive preparation, and reverence shown towards the sanctuary from which they will proclaim the Word maintains the dignity of this ministry. Formation is provided.