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This edition of the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and Holydays for 2024, Liturgical Year B, in which the Gospel of Mark is the primary Gospel proclaimed.

A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with Pastoral Reflections.

There are four helpful appendices:

  • Introduction to the Books of the Bible Read in the Three-Year Cycle
  • The Responsorial Psalm
  • Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
  • Index of Biblical Texts

Bound in a flexible red and yellow cover, the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word is an invaluable resource for all lectors or Ministers of the Word.