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Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM)

Serving at the altar is a great way to become more involved in our church community. LEMs are laity who assist the celebrant in administering the consecrated elements at a celebration of the Eucharist. You are encouraged and welcome to join in this important ministry. Please contact the Parish Office 908.766.2282 or email


At St. John’s, our Lector team serves a key role at every Sunday Eucharist. A Lector is the lay person who reads the Lessons or leads the Prayers of the People. Lay persons served as readers from the earliest days of the Church - the term is from the Latin, “to read.” This is a wonderful service tradition and if you want to learn more on how to participate, contact the Parish Office 908.766.2282 or email

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