Restore St. Leonard's
Restore St. Leonard's
Restore St. Leonard's

A Beloved North End Church Needs Your Help

In 1873, St. Leonard’s Roman Catholic Church was founded as the first parish in New England built by Italian immigrants.

For over 140 years it has served as the vibrant parish home for generations of North End families, and a place of quiet prayer and reflection for tens of thousands of visitors.

Currently St. Leonard’s is open but continuing to pay for an extensive restoration to make it safe, beautiful and accessible for future generations.

We need your support to complete this historic project.

Serving the North End for 140 Years

The Restoration

A 2015 analysis revealed significant structural, building code and cosmetic issues with our building. Working with the Boston Archdiocese Facility Management team, work began in early 2016 on the building exterior and stained glass windows.

The church was closed for a full year for interior demolition/reconstruction, and re-opened for Christmas, 2017. The next phase of the project is a restoration of the choir loft and organ which is currently inaccessible.

Restore St. Leonard's
Restore St. Leonard's
Graph $2.0 Million Restoration Goal $1.0 Million (Matching Grant) Pledge Raised To Date Restoration Funds

Financial Need

A benefactor has pledged a $1 million dollar matching grant to complete this project – pledging 1 dollar for every dollar raised!

We’re excited about the incredible response thus far to this historic project, but need your help to reach our goal. Please pray for our success, and if possible donate financially.

How You Can Help

Any size financial donation is welcome and appreciated!

Consider a single gift, or a pledge over time—with special “memorial” opportunities available for benefactors who would like their contribution recognized.

For larger opportunities call 617-863-8944

Thank you!
Peace Garden Brick
Acknowledged on Donor Wall
Station of the Cross
Stained Glass Window
Shrine Candle Stand

Send checks payable to:

St. Leonard’s Restoration Fund, 320 Hanover St., Boston MA 02113

All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt within 2 weeks of your donation. For gifts from donor-advised charitable accounts use “St. Leonard of Port Maurice” Tax ID 04-2108397 and designate Church Restoration Fund.

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