As a public reader of scripture, the minister proclaims the Word of God as His message is being delivered to the congregation. The Ministry of the Lector at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is limited to approximately 50 members. This allows each lector to have the opportunity to participate in the celebration of the Mass at least once a month, as well as Holy Days and other special services. The ministers rotate in the roles of lector and commentator and Mass times. Orientation and training for all lectors/commentators is held once a year.