The  Lector serves the members of the liturgical assembly by proclaiming  the texts of sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and  other liturgical celebrations.  Through this proclamation, God speaks  to the gathered community in a special way. The worthy exercise of this  role enables the Church to hear the Word of God more clearly and receive  it with more open hearts. Such regular public nourishment with  the biblical Word helps to sustain the community and contributes to its  ongoing conversion and mission.