Formation of Lectors and Commentators

In response to the needs of the lectors and commentators of the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Quezon City, a seminar was organized last July 25, 2009 at the Alberione Center.  To help these lectors and commentators in their formation the following talks were given to them by our sisters.

  • Spirituality of Lectors and Commentators: Sr. M. Mercedes Pineda, pddm
  • Liturgical Proclamation of the Word of God:  Sr. M. Cecilia Payawal, pddm
  • Deepening the Word of God through Lectio Divina:  Sr. M. Beatrice Israel, pddm.

It started at eight-thirty in the morning with a prayer led by Sr. M. Graziella. She was also the one who introduced the speakers.  The thirty-four lectors and commentators who came participated actively during the open forum asking questions and sharing their reflections. During the course of the seminar Msgr. Jun Bogaoan, the parish priest came to greet the participants and expressed his joy for their initiative to undergo formation in view of the effective carrying out of their ministry as lectors and commentators. The seminar ended at three in the afternoon with the celebration of the Eucharist presided by Fr. Allan Lapay, assistant parish priest.

All the participants were very grateful for everything that they learned and were looking forward to have more seminars and recollections conducted by us.  In a way that day became an occasion to strengthen their solidarity with one another. With joy in their hearts, they are hopeful that what they heard they may put into practice with the help of God’s grace thus they may become true “proclaimers” of the Word made flesh:  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.