The Reader proclaims the readings from the Bible set for the Mass – apart from the Gospel reading which is read by the priest or deacon. The reader may also read the Prayer of the Faithful and, if the psalm is not going to be sung, it will be a Reader who will proclaim the Psalm between the readings.

Readers should have received their First Holy Communion and be living a good sacramental life in good standing with the Catholic Church.

Readers should also have good public speaking and reading skills.