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Third Thursday Webinar: St. Mary's Church, Dedham
On May 15, 1843, eight people attended the first Catholic Mass in Dedham. It was held at the Slattery House and celebrated by Father James Strain of Waltham. As the town’s Catholic population grew, largely from an influx of Irish mill workers emigrating due to the Potato Famine, the community needed a place of worship. This webinar, presented by Jack Hoell, will discuss the construction of what is now St. Mary’s Church, the struggles of the parishioners to earn acceptance, and how other residents of Dedham bonded together to help build a monument to the beliefs of the Catholic community in town.

Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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