St. Symphorosa Parish Lectors join themselves to an ancient tradition in Jewish life that sees no more worthy occupation than the study and service of God as experienced in the sacred texts.  Lectors believe that God’s words find their fullest expression in one perfect Word:  the Word made flesh, Jesus the Christ.


Lectors should possess basic communication abilities so that they may worthily proclaim God’s word.  Our Lectors are encouraged to study the readings for several days before their assigned liturgy.  The Lectors read the passages over and over in order to develop a sense of the flow of the passage. Typical time commitment for weekend Lectors is twice a month.  Weekday Lectors usually serve once or twice a week. Training for this ministry is provided through the Vicariate V Ministry Commission.  Acceptance into the role of St. Symphorosa Lector is by the parish staff.

To access the most current Lector schedule, please select the following link:

Jan -  Feb

Mar- Apr

St. Symphorosa & St. Rene Parish

Main Office

(Located at St. Symphorosa Worship Site)

6135 S. Austin Ave 
Chicago, Illinois 60638


St. Rene Goupil

(Worship Site​)

6949 W. 63rd Place
Chicago, Illinois 60638


Fr. Robert Regan, Pastor

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Sunday Observance


4:00pm  St. Rene Worship Site

5:30pm  St. Symphorosa Worship Site


7:30am & 10:30am  St. Rene Worship Site

9:00am & 12:00pm  St. Symphorosa Worship Site

Daily Masses
Monday - Saturday 8am

Alternating Worship Sites

St.Rene (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.)

St. Symphorosa (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.)

Contact Us at the Main Office

6135 S. Austin Ave

Chicago, IL 60638



6pm - 7pm every Tuesday at St. Symphorosa

3pm - 3:45pm every Saturday at St. Rene

Confessions are still available by appointment.

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