The first Lector listed on the schedule proclaims the First Reading and will read the Announcements if the Priest or Deacon does not read them.

The second Lector listed proclaims the Second Reading and if there is no Deacon, reads the Petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful.

If only one Lector is present, the Lector present should do both tasks.

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In order to help you to prepare for your Reading, the readings may be viewed and heard at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Website. Click the links below to visit their website, and then select the date for your service:

Printed Version:   http://www.usccb.org/calendar/index.cfm?showLit=1&action=month
Audio Version:   http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm

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