St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Waterbury

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St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
Coordinates: 41°33′44.8″N 73°01′41.7″W / 41.562444°N 73.028250°W / 41.562444; -73.028250
Location 86 East Farm Street
Waterbury, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Founded January 30, 1913 (1913-01-30)
Founder(s) Polish immigrants
Dedication St. Stanislaus Kostka
Dedicated September 26, 1926 (1926-09-26)
Administration
Archdiocese Hartford
Province Hartford
Division Vicariate: Waterbury
Subdivision Waterbury
Clergy
Archbishop Most Rev. Leonard Paul Blair, D.D.
Pastor(s) Rev. Nathaniel C. Labarda
Deacon(s) Rev. Mr. Thomas J Clifford

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish - designated for Polish immigrants in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.

Founded on January 30, 1913. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

History[edit]

On July 7, 1912, Bishop John Joseph Nilan appointed Fr. Ignatius Maciejewski as administrator of a Polish parish in Waterbury. The priest soon celebrated the first parish Mass in the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, which the Polish immigrants had rented.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish became legally founded on January 30, 1913. Land on East Farm Street was purchased from the Immaculate Conception parish for a church. On August 13, 1914, Bishop John Joseph Nilan named Fr. Theodore Zimmerman first resident pastor.

The gray granite foundation having been laid, the church cornerstone was blessed on September 14, 1914. The first Mass was celebrated in the completed edifice on October 24, 1915. The completed church superstructure was dedicated on September 26, 1926.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The 150'th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry. Webster, Massachusetts: St. Joseph Basilica. September 11, 2005. 
  • The Official Catholic Directory in USA

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