This edition of the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays and Holydays for Liturgical Year A in 2020. A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv., traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with well-placed Pastoral Reflections throughout. Other features of note include a handy index of Bible texts; a helpful glossary with complete pronunciation guide; and a concise introduction to the books of the Bible that are used in the three-year cycle. This resource contains many of the distinguishing features of our St. Joseph Editions: large, bold, easy-to-read type; an attractive format; no unnecessary page-turning; distinctive illustrations; and clear running heads. Bound in a flexible yellow and green cover, this 2020 edition of the Handbook is an invaluable resource for all lectors or Ministers of the Word.