Lay Readers

Lay Readers read either the Old or New Testament lesson. They honor the oral tradition of communicating God's word to the people of God. Skills needed: ability to enunciate, project one's voice and speak slowly. Most importantly, understand the reading's meaning and speak with feeling and from the heart.

This is a great way for newcomer's to become involved in the life of St. Jude's. Being a Lay Reader will also give a deeper understanding of scripture through pre-reading and reflection.

Readers serve every four to six weeks at the 8:00 am service. Readers serve once or twice every three  months at the 10:30 am service.   


Contact: LeMel Firestone-Palerm ( or 626-221-8632)

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Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.