“It is necessary that those who exercise the ministry of reader, even if they have not received institution, be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings.” (GIL paragraph 55)
Lay Readers are deputed to read the scriptures in the place of an instituted lector. The primary role of the Reader is to proclaim the readings from sacred scripture, except for the Gospel, during Holy Mass and other sacred celebrations. Readers emphasize the important points using variation in speed and volume to avoid a singsong or monotone presentation. “Proclaimers” is probably a better descriptive noun for our readers.