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First Communion Day for Lorrie and Jackie!

In the twentieth century through the 1960s, Irish Catholic working-class families made up the majority of Dorchester’s population. People identified their local community by the parish they lived in: St Margaret’s, St Kevin’s, St William’s, St Paul’s, St Peter’s, St Ambrose, St Mark’s, St Ann’s, St. Leo’s, St Matthew’s, St Brendan’s, St Gregory’s, St Angela’s.

Former City Councilor and long-term Dorchester resident Maureen Feeney describes her experience in this way: “I’ve been married for 29 years. My husband is also from Dorchester. We had a mixed marriage. He was from St. Anne’s, I was from St. Brendan’s.”