Ministry of Lay Reader:

The ministry of Lay Reader is one of proclaiming the living Word of God.  The Lay Reader is invited to enter a relationship with a Word [Christ] that is creative, powerful and effective.  He or she then imparts the living Word to the community each time scripture is read.  The Lay Reader is the storytellers of our faith.  Each time we hear the Word proclaimed we learn more about our history, about God’s plan for us.  We learn who we are and in this we establish our identity.  The Lay Reader's responsibility is to impart this knowledge in a manner that inspires the hearer to both listen and absorb.


Lay Readers at the St. Uriel's proclaim the Word of God with clarity and passion.  This is so because they pray with the Scriptures, have an opportunity to reflect on them prior to proclaiming them in the liturgy, and have come to love the Word of God.  Our Lay Readers are called to study the Scriptures they read and make them a part of their daily lives, not only in the preparation for Mass, but also as they try to integrate them into their daily living.


Qualifications for Lay Reader is a love of the Word of God, a pleasant speaking voice and reasonable comfort in speaking before a crowd. Each Lay Reader is expected to prayerfully study and practice the assigned reading throughout the weeks before serving.

Title: "Stradivarius" 

Album: With Indigo In Mind 

Artist: Kurt Bestor

HOLY WEEK in 2019

Year C

April 14
Palm Sunday


8:00am Mass

Liturgy of the Palms

Haviland, D.                         Luke 19:28-40

Liturgy of the Word

Rosen, D.                               Isaiah 50:4-9

Rosen, D.                               Philippians 2:5-11

Mahon, J.                               Narrator

Deacon Fred                          Jesus

Sroka, S.                                 Reader

Sroka, S.                                 Eucharistic Minister

Mahon, J.                               Eucharistic Minister

10:00am Mass
Liturgy of the Palms
Cavagnaro, K                         Luke 19:28-40

Liturgy of the Word
Conover, E.                            Isaiah 50:4-9
Clauburg, K.                          Philippians 2:5-11
Bennett, J.                             Narrator
Deacon Fred                          Jesus
Thorpe, J.                              Reader

Kiely, D.                                 Eucharistic Minister

April 15
Monday in Holy Week


9:30am Mass

TBA                          Isaiah 42:1-9   and   Hebrews 9:11-15

TBA                          Eucharistic Minister

April 16
Tuesday in Holy Week


9:30am Mass

TBA                          Isaiah 49:1-7   and  1 Corinthians 1:18-31

TBA                          Eucharistic Minister

April 17
Wednesday in Holy Week


9:30am Mass

Sargo, J.                Isaiah 50:4-9  and  Hebrews 12:1-3

Thorpe, J.             Eucharistic Minister

April 18
Thursday in Holy Week


9:30am Mass

TBA                                   Exodus 12:1-14
TBA                                   1 Corinthians 11:23-26

TBA                                   Eucharistic Minister

April 18
Thursday in Holy Week


7:00pm Mass

Sargo, J.                  Exodus 12:1-14

Bennett, J.              1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Thorpe, J.               Eucharistic Minister


April 19
Good Friday

Veneration of the Cross - Mass of the Pre Sanctified

7:00pm Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

Bennett, J.                      Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Kiely, J.                           Hebrews 4:14-16;5:7-9
Clauburg, E.                   Eucharistic Minister


Mahon, J.                        Narrator

Deacon Fred                   Jesus

Thorpe, J                         Reader

April 20
The Great Easter Vigil


5:00pm The First Mass of Easter

Liturgy of the Word

Mahon, J.                                 Genesis 1:1-2:4
Haviland, D.                            Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 
Thorpe, J.                                 Ezekiel 36:24-28


Liturgy of the Eucharist

Rosen, D.                                  Romans 6:3-11 

Brisben, J.                                Eucharistic Minister

April 21
The Second Mass of Easter


9:30am Mass

Sroka, S.                             Acts 10:34-43

Sroka, S.                             1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Sroka, S.                             Altar Server

Mahon, J.                           Thurifer

Brisben, J.                          Eucharistic Minister

Sroka, S.                              Eucharistic Minister