The Readers and Intercessors
At St Matthew’s we have a large team of people who read the Bible lesson on a Sunday morning, and a slightly smaller group of people who lead the prayers.
Reading in church is a good way of being involved and anyone with a clear voice can participate, whatever their age. People on the rota normally end up reading about once per month.
Leading the prayers during mass is an important responsibility. It involves being aware of what is going on in the church and the world and bringing the concerns of the people before God to ask for his help. We also pray regularly for all those who have asked for our prayers: those who are sick or in any kind of need and those who have died and the friends and family who mourn them. If you would like to be trained to lead the intercessions, please speak to Mthr Helen.