Enrichment Workshop for Lectors

PROCLAIM! at the Institute for Church Life offers an Enrichment Workshop for volunteer ministers who serve their parish as lectors.

Our goal is to foster among liturgical ministers a deeper theological understanding of God’s dynamic Word recorded in Scripture and to help them to develop their practical skills as proclaimers of the Word so that they can better serve their parish and the Church.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

img_00058:30 am - 1:30 pm

Signing-in starts at 8 am



Institute for Church Life

Geddes Hall - Coffee House

University of Notre Dame- see map



Prof. Robert Krieg, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will illuminate the connection between the proclamation of the Word and our salvation in Christ Jesus.

Prof. Timothy O’Malley, Director of the Center for Liturgy at the Institute for Church Life, will explore the distinct spirituality of a lector.

In a practical hands-on session, we will explore how the different literature genres in the Bible impact the way Scripture is proclaimed in the liturgy. Deacon James Fuchs will illustrate some of the dos and don’ts for lectors. 

After a break, participants will break out in small groups and practice new insights in one of the chapels on the Notre Dame campus.

Reading Material:

            Augustine's Homiletic Meteorology by John Cavadini. The reading of this article on Augustine musing during one of his homilies what the author of Psalm 76 might have had in mind is not required, but a suggestion if your time permits.

Participation in this workshop fulfills the annual diocesan formation requirement for volunteer ministers.



$18 per participant, incl. workshop material and breakfast. Parish and group flat fee available.

Registration required. Please resond by July 5, 2013.



Please register here

Childcare offered on requstion ($15 per child, including snack an pizza-lunch) 

  For more information please contact Patricia Bellm at PROCLAIM! pbellm@nd.edu

    (574) 631-1379.