Alphonse Parker was born in Ireland on July 1st, 1859. He studied in his native country as well as in France, in England, and in Canada. He was ordained priest on July 16th, 1883 in Halifax and immediately started his religious duties in 1883 as parish priest at Saint-Michel parish in Wedgeport. Later, he was appointed to different curates including the parishes of Saint-Bernard, Church Point and Sainte-Croix. Finally, in 1888, he initiated the project Mémorial Sigogne in hope of realizing Father Jean-Marie Sigogne's wish to teach the Acadians to read and write in their mother tongue.
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