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Independent Lens Episode: "Scenes From a Parish"

Season 11, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: The efforts of Father Paul O'Brien in Saint Patrick Parish, Lawrence, Mass., to balance the needs of longtime Irish-American parishioners with those of newcomers to the parish, immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Vietnam and Cambodia. That includes building a meal center for Lawrence's hungry, a cause for which he recruits his old Harvard classmate Conan O'Brien, and introducing services in Spanish. Longtime church members, however, aren't sure if the changes are for the good.
Original Air Date: Dec 29, 2009
Guest Cast Frank Martin Conan O'Brien

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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