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HISTORY OF SAINT MARY'S PARISH

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Gus said...

Bill,

Thanks for the super story about St. Mary's. It will make me look more closely at the inside next time I'm in. The parish has done a great job restoring and maintaining the church. I can't go in there without remembering all the First Fridays they'd take the whole school up there for Mass. I'm sure you remember it well too.

Gus

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Anne Whittington said...

Thank you for the reminder of the close connection that the Whittington/Howarth/Gorman families had with Gloucester and St. Mary's from the mid-1840s until my great aunt Genevieve Whittington (librarian at GCHS, I believe) died in 1965. I remember visiting my grandfather Edmund the weekend after the steeple at St. Mary's burned. By the way, the family story is that the first Masses were celebrated in the home of my great-great-grandfather John Howarth in the Blocks.
Anne Whittington

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