St. James Lectors are assigned to proclaim the first and second readings at all Sunday Masses as well as Holy Days, Ash Wednesday, the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) and holidays.
To become a lector, completion of training at a Vicariate session is required; this training is offered at various times during the year. The lector then meets with the St. James coordinator regarding the expectations and procedures at St. James. Workbooks with the readings and pertinent background and tips are also provided. A lector reads once a month, on average.