Montreal Gazette, 20 March 1878, page 4


St Joseph’s Day – the members of l’Union St Joseph marched in procession yesterday morning some four hundred strong.  They assembled at their hall on St Catherine street at 8:30 o’clock, in full regalia and with various gorgeous banners displayed.  They were accompanied by the City and Ville Marie bands, playing national airs.  They proceeded along St Catherine, Amherst, Ontario, Seaton and Dorchester streets to St Peter’s Church, where a solemn mass was celebrated at 9:30 o’clock, after which the procession reformed and passed through Visitation, St Mary, Notre Dame, St Lambert, St Lawrence and St Catherine streets, back tot heir point of starting, where they dispersed.  A great number of the houses on the streets in question were more or less decorated with flags & c.