Biography of Rev. Christopher Hughes
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Hughes, Rev. Christopher, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Fall River, was born in Ireland, March 18, 1841. He was brought to this country when only a few months old and during his boyhood lived in New Haven, Conn. He entered St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Md., near Baltimore, in August, 1855, and was graduated in July, 1860; in September of the same year he went to the American College, at Rome, Italy, where he was ordained sub deacon, June 10, 1865, by Cardinal Patrizi; deacon February, 1866, by Cardinal Sforza, archbishop of Naples; priest February 24, 1866, at St. John Lateran, by the most Rev. Peter de Villanova Castellaci, archbishop of Petra; appointed assistant at St. Mary's, New Haven, Conn., June 26, 1866, by Bishop McFarland of Providence; appointed assistant at St. Patrick's, Valley Falls, R. I., January 23, 1868; appointed pastor of St. Patrick's, Providence, R I., February, 2, 1869; and pastor of St. Mary's, Fall River, September 2, 1887, where his pastorate has been eminently successful.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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