Sisters receive $4,000 from Colonial program

Friday, March 07
PITTSFIELD — The Colonial Theatre presented more than $4,000 this week to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, a donation raised through the theater's production of "Late Nite Catechism" last month.

To date, the "Late Nite Catechism" franchise production has collected more than $2 million for the retired nuns.

David Fleming, executive director of the Colonial, said, "We were as thrilled by the enthusiastic audience response to 'Late Nite Catechism' as we were humbled by the generosity of so many who were inspired to express their respect for the lifetime of work by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Berkshires by contributing to this gift."

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield have ministered in the Berkshires since the late 1800s. Their early work in Pittsfield included founding St. Joseph elementary and high schools, and teaching at St. Charles, St. Mark, St. Mary and Sacred Heart elementary schools.

They also founded St. Joseph elementary and high school in North Adams and St. Agnes in Dalton.

Other ministries presently include religious education at St. Teresa's Catholic Church parish and parish ministries at St. Charles and Sacred Heart churches.

In addition, the sisters founded St. Joseph's Kitchen, and continue to minister at the Women's House of Peace, Church Outreach to Youth Project and Berkshire County House of Correction.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will soon celebrate 125 years of service in the Springfield Diocese.


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