I joined by Parish a little over a year ago. A month ago, I joined the parish leadership (though via a small role). I want to bring up a concern, but wanted to flush it out here first.
At all Sunday Masses (including Sat night) the Lector reads some kind of intro before saying “A reading from the Letter of St Pau to …” The passage will say something like “in this reading Saint Paul discusses …”
The priest and/or Deacon do not do this for the Gospel, but the Lectors do it during the Sunday masses.
It’s my understanding that this is simply not allowed. So I want to (1) confirm that this is abuse and (2) understand where this custom comes from (I have seen it done in one other parish at another diocese).