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appointed pastor of St. Bartholomew's Church, Wilmore, in 1842, where he remained for several years. His name is found in the Baptismal and Matrimonial Registers of St. Michael's, Loretto, until 1844. He was next appointed pastor of St. John's Church, Worcester, Mass., and had charge of three other congregations in that vicinity, where he remained eight years and then went to Racine, Wis., where he continued his ministrations during the War of the Rebellion. After the war he returned to England and was appointed by the Bishop of “Hexham and New Castle,” pastor of Monkwearmouth, in Sunderland, where he built a large stone church. After some years he was appointed Chaplain of Callaly Castle, Northumberland, where he remained about four years. Returning to this country he took charge of the congregation at Beverly, N.J.
MEMORANDA OF REV. M. W. GIBSON.I am the priest who said the first mass in Fitchburg, Mass. I was appointed pastor of Worcester in 1843. Previous to my going to Fitchburg Father Strain, from Waltham, had attended a few sick calls.
(copied from a paper in his own hand writing).
I attended a sick call at Mr. Manam's woolen mill, where a few Catholics were employed, and in a week or so after-