oon street church, to Charlestown, to South Boston, and then to North Cambridge, where the Rev. Manasses Doherty officiated in St. Peter's Church. But in 1849 they felt that they were numerous enoug, they granted the request, only stipulating that the janitor's services should be paid for. Father Doherty of North Cambridge then came to Medford once a month to offer up the Mass in the Town Hall, nt of the High School building was appointed for the purpose.
Here a class was organized by Father Doherty, the teachers being the men and women of the congregation.
All the territory north of Cha was then without the services of a priest, and on the Sundays between the monthly visits of Father Doherty the faithful trudged on foot to Charlestown and back, rather than to be without Mass, in thaHamilton to present their address to the Bishop, which he did, and the request was granted.
Father Doherty discontinued his visits to Medford, and in November, 1854, Father Ryan received his appointm