St Mary's of Gloucester City is presenting a month full of Irish events and initiatives in celebration of St Patrick's Day. St Mary's Parish has a 170-year tradition of community involvement in Gloucester City and Southern NJ. We are committed to sustaining a vibrant community with an excellent quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Gloucester City has a rich history of Irish heritage dating back to the 1600's when Irish Quakers first settled in the Town of Gloucester. That tradition continues today with the city ranking 9th in the nation for Irish American population.