St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Derby

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St. Michael the Archangel Parish
Coordinates: 41°19′07″N 73°04′51″W / 41.31861°N 73.08083°W / 41.31861; -73.08083
Location 75 Derby Avenue
Derby, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Parish website
Founded July 15, 1905 (1905-07-15)
Founder(s) Polish immigrants
Dedication St. Michael the Archangel
Dedicated July 4, 1907 (1907-07-04)
Parish Congregation of the Mission
Archdiocese Hartford
Province Hartford
Division Vicariate: Waterbury
Subdivision Ansonia-Derby
Archbishop Most Rev. Leonard Paul Blair, S.T.D.
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Christie Macaluso, D.D.
Vicar(s) Fr. Joseph Szpilski C.M.
Pastor(s) Fr. Michael Wanat C.M.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish - designated for Polish immigrants in Derby, Connecticut, United States.

Founded in 1905. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Archdiocese of Hartford.


Bishop of Hartford Michael Tierney established St. Michael the Archangel Parish on July 15, 1905. Fr. Stanislaus Konieczny C.M., of the Vincentian Fathers, was appointed founding pastor. Durrschmidt Hall on lower Main St. was rented for Masses, the first of which was celebrated on August 20, 1905. A new church was dedicated on July 4, 1907, by Fr. John Synnott, who represented Bishop of Hartford Michael Tierney. The architect was Joseph A. Jackson of Waterbury CT.


  • 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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