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Interview with Dean Baron on 10 July 2003

Instituted Lectors


Letter to Dean Baron

23 June 2003

Reverend Geoffrey Baron
PO Box 146
East Melbourne 3002

Dear Father Baron,

Recently I phoned you and explained that I was instituted as a lector by Archbishop Pell in 2000. I regularly attend Sunday Mass at the cathedral and believe I should read there.

To assist with your decision I have enclosed extracts of the following:

The Rites Volume Two (1991) Minnesota: Liturgical Press, pages 98 - 107. The Motu Proprio Ministeria Quaedam and ceremony for the institution of lectors.

Lectionary I (1983) Sydney: Collins Liturgical Australia, page xxix. General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass, n. 49 - 55.

Ceremonial of Bishops (1989) Minnesota: Liturgical Press, pages 25, 218 - 219.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2003) Washington: USCCB, pages 1 and 37. Downloaded from the internet, www.usccb.org/liturgy. It is the approved translation of the 2002 Institutio Generalis Missale Romanum for the United States of America.

As we discussed I will phone you in about two weeks about this.

Yours sincerely,


Posted by J.R. Lilburne, 14 July 2003. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.