John Lilburne's journal about Vocations Offices and the ministry of instituted lector.
1129 L Fri 15 Mar 2002
The Code of Canon Law has a section on diocesian bishops, including canon 385:
One of the "various ministries" I am particularly interested in is that of instituted lector. The Catechism of the Catholic Church mentions them:
I did some searches on www.google.com for Catholic Vocations Offices and institued lectors. The numbers of results today were:
The only site I found that mentioned instituted lectors and Catholic vocations was a cached one. It had a calendar of events including the plan for 5 Nov 2001 for the institution as lector of Rodolfo E. Serrano at the St Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Canon 1035 requires that before people become priests they must be instituted as lectors. But very little seems to be done to foster vocations to this ministry. I think that if bishops did more to foster this lay ministry there would be more vocations to the priesthood.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 15 March 2002.
Searches on google.com:
"Vocations office" Catholic lector
"Vocations office" Catholic priest
"Vocations office" Catholic "instituted lector"