term of his ministry in Medford.
Father Donnelly was succeeded by the Rev. Michael Gilligan, who labored most earnestly among us for fourteen years. The old churinadequate to the needs of the congregation and was falling into decay, so Father Gilligan determined to provide for a new building.
He bought property on the riverion of the ground and the unexpected development of springs of water.
But Father Gilligan and his undaunted parishioners were not to be discouraged.
The stately annding it most commodious and cheerful.
Indeed, it was so much so that Father Gilligan used to say, We are so comfortable here I fear it will be difficult to finish am, where he had been pastor for some years.
He was an intimate friend of Father Gilligan, and he took up the work of completing the new church as Father Gilligan lFather Gilligan laid it down.
And indeed, as we review the twelve years that he has been in Medford, the amount accomplished by his efforts, with the hearty co-operation of the pari