The Ministry of Lectors and Commentators
The San Sebastian Lectors and Commentators Group was organized by then Father Nicolas Salvatierra, OAR, followed by Father Hermenegildo Cerniza, OAR in the year 1991.
The main objective of Lectors and Commentators is to render meaningful readings for each Eucharistic celebration and involve the faithful by leading them to respond while participating during Holy Mass. In this Ministry, the members strive to grow in holiness through prayer and meditation on the Word of God. Year round, they are encouraged to participate in various activities that will enliven their spiritual needs.
Other spiritual activities of the guild are: Hour HOur in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus every First Friday of the month and weekly novenas to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. They are the ones directly responsible for planning the liturgical celebrations on special occasions as feast days of Mt. Carmel, St. Augustine, St. Ezekiel Moreno and St. Sebastian, also Christmas and Holy Week.
To be attuned with the policies of the Archdiocese, the members are required to attend the Formation and Renewal Programs for Lectors and Commentators organized once a year by the Archdiocese. There are also seminars conducted for new members. The workshops are held in order to teach them to make liturgical celebrations, especially the Holy Eucharist, more meaningful, attractive, and part of the lives of the people.