About Waterbury, Conecticut:
The city of Waterbury became famous as a center of brass manufacturing in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. A large influx of workers from mainly Catholic countries such as Italy and Ireland naturally meant a growth in Catholic churches as well.
It is also the birthplace of Fr. Michael J. McGivney, who saw the tragedy that followed the death of a breadwinner in such communities and founded the Knights of Columbus in nearby New Haven.
Catholic shrines and places of interest in Waterbury, Connecticut:
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (coming soon)
Saint Patrick’s Church (Traditional Latin Mass Celebrated by Institute of Christ the King) Coming soon