They initiate legislative policy by proposing legislative changes to the town meeting, and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. As of 2015, according to the Census Bureau,[24] the median income for a household in the town was $107,654 and the median income for a family was $124,485. During and after Civil War the southern markets for Reading's products declined and several of its factories closed. Sylvester Harnden's furniture factory, Daniel Pratt's clock factory, and Samuel Pierce's organ pipe factory were major businesses.

Again, thanks so much for all of the invaluable advice! [1], Many of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's original settlers arrived from England in the 1630s through the ports of Lynn and Salem. [25], The town elects a five-member select board by general election, who serve for overlapping three-year terms. And while you shouldn’t “act it out,” it helps if the expression on your face is aligned with the mood of the reading. Some people say it helps to read in front of a mirror . Use the old trick in the book: Imagine everyone in their underwear. So rewrite it with pauses, underlines for emphases, etc. [12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.7 km2). Despite being so nervous, I ended up really enjoying the experience.

In our parish, the lector does the responsorial psalm in addition to the two readings.

The first settlement in this grant was at first called "Lynn Village" and was located on the south shore of the "Great Pond", now known as Lake Quannapowitt. Russell left Reading after retiring as coach of the Boston Celtics in 1969.

For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. You are reading to the congregation. Population Estimates", "1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics: Massachusetts", "1980 Census of the Population, Number of Inhabitants: Massachusetts", "The Town of Reading – Board of Selectmen". So glad to hear all went well, Convert2013.

Keep it at a tempo that can be easily understood.

Read slowly; if it feels like you’re reading too slow, it’s probably about right. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, : The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For many years, Reading was an important casket manufacturing center. [2], The first church was organized soon after the settlement, and the first parish separated and became the town of "South Reading" in 1812, renaming itself as Wakefield in 1868. Plans existed during the 1970s, when this line of track was bought by the MBTA, to extend the Orange Line rapid transit service out as far as Reading. Keep a finger on the text so you don’t lose your place.

So is there something we can reference in order to know what is the appropriate behavior (for lack of a better term)? Make sure you read the readings way ahead of time to understand the pronunciations and meaning of the passage.

from experience - I had to read at a funeral recently, both the readings and the eulogy. Not sure what you use to prep for the readings but we use the “workbook for lectors, Gospel Readers and proclaimers of the word” published by LTP ( liturgy training publicantions). For official apologetics resources please visit.

People admired that Lector for the way the situation was handled. The ministry of Lector is a rewarding one. Better to do a good job of reading than trying to “connect” with them. Be sure to practice, so you don’t stumble on any words. The population was 24,747 at the 2010 census. submit a town pronunciation that I don't have listed already. Out of the 364 towns listed on the site, I only have pronunciations for about 80 or so of them. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Reading is located close to the junction of Interstate 93 and Interstate 95/Massachusetts Route 128 to the north of Boston. MGL c.6, § 178A: Access by victims and witnesses; MGL c.6, § 172 (4): Access by general public under certain conditions Web sources. I’ve been reading the readings from my workbook, researching the scripture and the context as well as reading aloud and of course praying about it. Make sure that the microphone is properly positioned.

No significant amount of land is covered permanently by water, although there is a plethora of vernal pools in various areas of conservation land. In 1693, the town meeting voted to fund public education in Reading, with grants of four pounds for three months school in the town, two pounds for the west end of the town, and one pound for those north of the Ipswich River. I disagree with number 2. The median age was 39 years. Although new stations were successfully constructed at Malden Center and Oak Grove station, residents just past Oak Grove complained and such plans were put on hold. On Sunday (or the day you are to read), go earlier to church and go to the ambo. Many first time lectors tend to rush, especially if they’re nervous. :eek: I think that will be the toughest part for me. Before you do the Reading, take one or two deep breaths. Sign in to disable ALL ads. Exactly. John Brooks, later to become Governor of Massachusetts, was captain of the "Fourth Company of Minute" and subsequently served at the Battle of White Plains and at Valley Forge. Don’t try too hard to look up and make eye contact with the congregation. The Lectionary should be out. In 1853 this area became the separate town of North Reading. This road, now known as Massachusetts Route 28, provided the citizens of Reading with a better means of travel to the Boston area. Thomas Parker was one of the founders of Reading.

Pray beforehand – after all, these aren’t your words, they’re God’s. Well, we will agree to disagree, then. This sort of preparation will pay dividends, and, what’s more, you’ll really understand the message of the text you’re reading if you do so, which makes it far easier to read with conviction. Any other thoughts or suggestions? This is how the name is pronounced by town residents, This is the correct way to say it. The municipal government of the town of Reading comprises a representative town meeting, whose members are elected from eight precincts. You will likely to bungle it first time trying like forgetting a bow or missing a line but no worry, nobody really care. Just want to encourage you. WorcesterMass.com. Reading Municipal Light and Power Station, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reading,_Massachusetts&oldid=973049980, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2011, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2008, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2007, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The roof of the St. Athanasius Parish, on Haverhill St., was designed by Louis A. Scibelli and Daniel F. Tulley, and is one of the largest, Burbank Arena skating rink on Haverhill St. as well as private condos on Bear Hill St. both reside over the sites of decommissioned, This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 03:11. The population was 24,747 at the 2010 census. [7] There is evidence that Parker was "conspicuous in naming the town" and that he was related to the Parker family of Little Norton, England, who owned land by the name of Ryddinge. If the Lectionary is not out, go to the Sacristy and read it there. There were 9,617 housing units at an average density of 888.8 per square mile (343.1/km2). There were 8,688 households, out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. Massachusetts laws. A second company was formed as part of the Army of the Potomac, and a third company joined General Bank's expedition in Louisiana. The readers in my parish that I truly understand the best and “get it” when they read, all occassionally look up. In fact, during the Gospel readings the Deacon or Priest look up often while proclaiming. Again, I can only say what its like from my position in the congregation while someone is reading and I’m clearly no expert in it. I speak (literally!) The racial makeup of the town was 92.4% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Robert Urich was heard to use this pronounciation in an episode of '. [citation needed]. Reading borders the towns of Woburn, Stoneham, Wakefield, Lynnfield, North Reading, and Wilmington. The business community currently consists of a number of retail and service businesses in the downtown area, a series of commercial businesses in and around the former town dump on Walker's Brook Road (formerly John Street) as well as the Analytical Sciences Corporation (TASC). [2], The Andover-Medford Turnpike was built by a private corporation in 1806-7. Neckties were manufactured here for about ninety years. I will certainly let everyone know how it goes. RED-IN.

The Lectionary should be out. During the first half of the 19th century, Reading became a manufacturing town. Reading is a mid-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts.

In 1845, the Boston and Maine Railroad came to Reading and improved the access to Boston, and the southern markets. A stone marker commemorates the site. I was able to make eye contact. Before you do the Reading, take one or two deep breaths. Look up occassionally. You’d be okay. [2], Reading played an active role in the American Revolutionary War. Industrial expansion during that time included the Goodall-Sanford Co. off Ash Street, later sold to General Tire & Rubber Company, later known as GenCorp. I think it will go a lot better now that I have gained a solid understanding of the meaning behind it and the intended message. Additional businesses created after World War I included the Boston Stove Foundry, Roger Reed Waxes, Ace Art, Addison-Wesley Publishing and several other companies. God Bless. This is the correct way to say it.