Views from the faithful
Boston Globe
Marion Murphy, 72, church organist for 56 years at St. Joseph Parish, which is closing. ‘‘The pastor called me at about 10 minutes to 10, to tell me the church is closing. I’ve always lived in Woburn. I grew up right across from the church. People always say, ‘How do you keep doing it?’ I tell them, ‘On Sundays you get up and brush your teeth; I get up and play at Mass.’ Sunday mornings are going to be very difficult. Where would I go? I’m not going to take someone else’s job, and there are a lot of young organists out there.’’
WOBURN
Marion Murphy, 72, church organist for 56 years at St. Joseph Parish, which is closing.
‘‘The pastor called me at about 10 minutes to 10, to tell me the church is closing. I’ve always lived in Woburn. I grew up right across from the church. People always say, ‘How do you keep doing it?’ I tell them, ‘On Sundays you get up and brush your teeth; I get up and play at Mass.’ Sunday mornings are going to be very difficult. Where would I go? I’m not going to take someone else’s job, and there are a lot of young organists out there.’’
(Compiled by Joanna Massey, Kathy McCabe, and Christine McConville of the Globe Staff, and Globe Correspondent Kellyanne Mahoney. Photographs by Laurie Swope.)