hen going to Cambridgeport.
Two brief terms of service of the Revs. John McShane and Michael Carroll were followed by the long and notable pastorate of the Rev. Thomas Gleeson, which extended over sixteen years.
Although the Church of St. Mary was in Medford, it was near the boundary of Malden, and was much better adapted to ad their own place of worship, although in the dividing up of the town a good number of the inhabitants are still included in the parish of old St. Mary's.
Father Gleeson ministered to the wants of both parishes until 1883, when Medford became a separate parish, with its own pastor.
The Rev. Richard Donnelly was sent as the first rector.
Father Gleeson had greatly endeared himself to the Medford congregation, and deep was the sorrow that was felt when he bade them good-bye.
There was not a dry eye in the church, strong men as well as the women weeping with regret.
Father Donnelly succeeded well in his ministrations; his gentle and kindly ways were