In the Eucharistic Liturgy, God is present in His Word just as truly as Jesus Himself is present in the Eucharist. Therefore, the proclamation of God's Word is extremely important liturgical ministry. Through this ministry, God continues to give us life, form us, mold us, challenge us, convert us, grace us, and draw us to deeper life in Him. One who aspires to this ministry holds this belief deeply. This ministry is open to any fully initiated Catholic in good standing, who is a registered parishioner. Lectors are scheduled according to the needs or preferences of the individual Lector as well as according to the needs of the parish.