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History of St. James' church, Wellington. The Wellington section of Medford during its early days and while its residents were somewhat scattered, had been a part of the Immaculate Conception parish of Malden. Soon, however, with the Wellin
s celebrated by Rev. Father O'Donnell for the first time in the club house of the Wellington Improvement Association at Wellington.
The new pastor arranged that two masses would be celebrated each Sunday, one at 9.00 A. M. and one at 11.00 A. M., at Parker hill, Roxbury, which had been used for war purposes during the World War was secured, taken down and moved to Wellington, re-erected, and the first mass was said in this building in the latter part of May, in 1920.
With land secured, a l was appointed curate to assist Father O'Donnell.
Father O'Donnell labored for almost six years among the people of Wellington and Glenwood, and sincere regret was felt when in September, 1925, he was rewarded for his faithful work by being made