Founders Day mass celebrates history, unity
The founding families of St. Joseph Church included last names like Hyland, McGrath, Shaughnessy, O’Gorman, Burke, McDonough and Murphy. There’s no doubt in its early days, the church had a strong Irish influence.
Turns out the founding families of Rosemount shared many of those same last names. There were other nationalities, but the Irish presence was strong enough that Rosemount’s nickname became the Irish and its annual summer festival is called Leprechaun Days.