Sts. Philip & James School and Academy – St. James students are encouraged to be Apostles of Hope. In preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, 8th graders are required to lector at a weekend Parish Mass.
Mrs. Rita Byrne, a Parish team member works with students during the school day giving them public speaking tips and pointers. This helps build students’ confidence, teaches them excellent public speaking skills, and helps them excel as lectors on their assigned day.
Parishioners enjoy seeing SSPJ students at Mass and continuously compliment Ms. Anderson, SSPJ principal, on the wonderful job her students are doing. As a result of this preparation, four students, so far, of the graduating class of 2023 have joined the Lector Ministry at Sts. Philip and James Parish.