Sheridan Council #24 was founded in May, 1885 through the efforts of Cornelius Maloney who was the publisher and editor of the Waterbury Democrat newspaper at the time. The Council is named after General Philip H Sheridan, who was an Irish-American Catholic Civil War hero, and was the commanding general of the US Army at the time.
The Sheridan Council is directly connected with both the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Sts Peter & Paul Church in Waterbury, CT. As the oldest of the 7 councils in Waterbury, we also have members from many of the other Waterbury parishes that do not have councils of their own.
Sheridan Council is involved in a range of activities to support our parishes as well as the Waterbury community. In the past the council has participated in the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” drive, as well as providing financial support to the local St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen. The council also assisted Arcadia Films in their recent series of TV Shows “Saints Alive!” which was filmed at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in February of 2011.
Sheridan Council meets the First Tuesday of the month during the months of September to June at the McGivney Center, 25 Prospect St, Waterbury CT. The Council also meets on the Third Tuesday of the month throughout the year at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 67 Southmayd Rd, Waterbury CT. Both meetings begin at 7:00 PM.
The Grand Knight for the 2016-2017 fraternal year is J. Emmett McSweeney. You can contact Sheridan Council by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact Sheridan Council by regular mail, please use the following address:
Sheridan Council #24
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 3459
Waterbury, CT, 06705