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St. Joseph Society Steps up for St. Leonard’s Church

The North End-based Saint Joseph Society recently announced a $10,000 pledge to support the ongoing restoration of Saint Leonard Church on Hanover Street, in Boston’s North End.

“We thank the whole society and in a special way the donation committee for being so considerate toward our Parish,” wrote Father Antonio Nardoianni in the parish bulletin. “Besides the large amount they are donating, we are encouraged by their appreciation for what is being done to prevent our church building from falling apart and to restore it to its original beauty.”

St. Joseph Society (photo courtesy MattConti.com)

St. Joseph Society (photo courtesy MattConti.com)

The group — which sponsors the annual St. Joseph Feast in the North End — has pledged to donate $2,000 a year for the next five years. The first phase of brick repointing, window and roof repairs on Boston’s oldest Roman Catholic church is already complete, according to NorthEndWaterfront.com. Over the course of several years, the multimillion-dollar restoration will also include work on the electric and heating systems, stucco, upper stained glass windows, painting, audio system, floor and interior pews and refurbishing of the two sacristies.

The Saint Joseph Society’s Donation committee includes Peter Bagarella, Joyce Ferragamo, Mickey Indresano, Marnie Martorano, Nancy Martorano and Rosemary O’Brien. For more information, visit www.SaintLeonardChurchBoston.org.

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