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ornament1 An effort to preserve this historic city landmark spearheaded by businessman Fritz Blasius, Mayor Neil O’Leary, friends and benefactors.

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The Mission Statement of Holy Land of Waterbury, USA, Inc.:

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Work continues at the restoration and revitalization of Holy Land USA- Waterbury. Come to the mountaintop on August 11 by attending mass under the cross. The mass begins at 5:30 PM.
Transportation provided from Saint Mary’s hospital garage, where a shuttle will bring you up to the Holy Land.
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Work continues at the restoration and revitalization of Holy Land USA- Waterbury.  Come to the mountaintop on August 11 by attending mass under the cross. The mass begins at 5:30 PM.
Transportation provided from Saint Mary’s hospital garage, where a shuttle will bring you up to the Holy Land.

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From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! Psalm 133:3

 

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Holy Land USA to host Mass on Aug. 11

June 29, 2018

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ABIGAIL BRONE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

WATERBURY – Among chipping paint, rusty religious relics and decapitated statues of saints, citizens will traipse through the newly visible buildings that comprise Holy Land USA for a celebratory Mass on Aug. 11.
Father Jim Sullivan, pastor at the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, partnered with the Holy Land of Waterbury Foundation to restore the theme park to its former glory.
The event took eight months of planning and preparation, from clearing out the overgrowth encapsulating the miniature religious village to promoting the event through advertisements, social media and news outlets, Sullivan said.
“We contacted the foundation and they were enthusiastic and it gave them something to look forward to as well,” Sullivan said. “All the work that’s happening, the trees being cleared and the roads paved: all donated. O&G industries donated the tar and Empire Paving Inc., the company doing Interstate 84, donated labor. It’s the first time the road was paved in 60 years.”
Tree stumps sit between model pyramids and a temple labeled “Herod’s Place,” where Jesus was sent before he was condemned to die on the cross. A path bordered by stones listing the Stations of the Cross leads the way to the top of the mountain.

“This area was very overgrown and everything is being chopped down to ground level as best as possible in preparation for tents, staging for the altar, the food trucks and people sitting on a place that has been overgrown for many years,” Sullivan said.
The pre-mass festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a confessional tent and a live band performance from a local Christian group. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m., Sullivan said, and Mass begins at 5:30 p.m.
“I would like to think that everyone who comes here in some way has a mountaintop experience,” Sullivan said. “There is such a great desire to be at the top of this mountain. So many people have said to me, ‘I’ve admired it for so many years, I’ve looked upon it and prayed looking at that cross for so many years, but I’ve never been to the top.’ I have a feeling this is going to be an opportunity to say ‘Come one, come all, come to the top of the mountain.’ There’s room for many people up here.”
Built in 1955 by local attorney John Baptist Greco, the 18-acre theme park saw tens of thousands of visitors annually, but closed its gates for good in 1984.
The land and its exhibits fell into disrepair during the 30 years of abandonment.
Since the land was purchased by a private foundation spearheaded by Mayor Neil M. O’Leary in 2014, the theme park has been open occasionally for special events.
The Mass and festivities will be held at the top of Pine Hill, at the base of the 52-foot cross, the landmark symbol of Holy Land USA.
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Holy Land USA to host Mass on Aug. 11

June 29, 2018  

Mobile browser detected, serving low bandwidth video. Click here for full quality.

 ABIGAIL BRONE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

WATERBURY – Among chipping paint, rusty religious relics and decapitated statues of saints, citizens will traipse through the newly visible buildings that comprise Holy Land USA for a celebratory Mass on Aug. 11.
Father Jim Sullivan, pastor at the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, partnered with the Holy Land of Waterbury Foundation to restore the theme park to its former glory.
The event took eight months of planning and preparation, from clearing out the overgrowth encapsulating the miniature religious village to promoting the event through advertisements, social media and news outlets, Sullivan said.
“We contacted the foundation and they were enthusiastic and it gave them something to look forward to as well,” Sullivan said. “All the work that’s happening, the trees being cleared and the roads paved: all donated. O&G industries donated the tar and Empire Paving Inc., the company doing Interstate 84, donated labor. It’s the first time the road was paved in 60 years.”
Tree stumps sit between model pyramids and a temple labeled “Herod’s Place,” where Jesus was sent before he was condemned to die on the cross. A path bordered by stones listing the Stations of the Cross leads the way to the top of the mountain.

“This area was very overgrown and everything is being chopped down to ground level as best as possible in preparation for tents, staging for the altar, the food trucks and people sitting on a place that has been overgrown for many years,” Sullivan said.
The pre-mass festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a confessional tent and a live band performance from a local Christian group. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m., Sullivan said, and Mass begins at 5:30 p.m.
“I would like to think that everyone who comes here in some way has a mountaintop experience,” Sullivan said. “There is such a great desire to be at the top of this mountain. So many people have said to me, ‘I’ve admired it for so many years, I’ve looked upon it and prayed looking at that cross for so many years, but I’ve never been to the top.’ I have a feeling this is going to be an opportunity to say ‘Come one, come all, come to the top of the mountain.’ There’s room for many people up here.”
Built in 1955 by local attorney John Baptist Greco, the 18-acre theme park saw tens of thousands of visitors annually, but closed its gates for good in 1984.
The land and its exhibits fell into disrepair during the 30 years of abandonment.
Since the land was purchased by a private foundation spearheaded by Mayor Neil M. O’Leary in 2014, the theme park has been open occasionally for special events.
The Mass and festivities will be held at the top of Pine Hill, at the base of the 52-foot cross, the landmark symbol of Holy Land USA.

 

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Holy Land is very special to us from the Waterbury area!

It was quite a place in it's day! Use to have bus tours from all over. Sure would be great to see it return to it's former self. As kid's, we enjoyed a lot of good times there.

Another blessed renovation. Go Father Jim!

Fr Jim - you are truly amazing!!

Sorry I can’t be there. I live in S. C. now. I met a truck driver at a store I once worked at here, and asked where he usually drove. He said mostly the East Coast. He asked where I was from and I said WTBY, CT. He said oh yeah that is the town with the big Cross up on the hill ! On I-84. I’ve seen it there every time I go through, especially at night when it’s lit up. That’s when it is most beautiful! I was so surprised! (And a bit proud).😊

I worked for years third shift at Abbott Terrace a long term and rehab facility in Waterbury. I always set up my med cart at the window overlooking the cross on the mountain. I prayed looking at the cross before my med pass every shift.

No surprise here...Fr Jim will roll up his sleeves and do whatever is needed. God bless 🙏🏻

Doreen McKennerney Becky White

Diane Gentile-Roveto

We will be there!!!!

Happy to hear.

Beautiful memory, chris.

Our school went their religiously every year ! St Joseph’s Waterbury! I can’t wait for this event ! Thanks to all involved in the restoration !

Michael Sweeney

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I was in Waterbury today, the Holy Land sign looks great.

Holy Land USA-Waterbury will once again host the City of Waterbury’s 2018 Independence Day Fireworks display!
Sunday, July 1, 2018 approx. 9:15 PM
(Rain date-Sunday, July 8, 2018)
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Holy Land USA-Waterbury will once again host the City of Waterbury’s 2018 Independence Day Fireworks display! 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 approx. 9:15 PM 
(Rain date-Sunday, July 8, 2018)

 

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1 month ago

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"I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I"
Hillsong Worship-So Will I

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
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Beautiful. Thank You

Gorgeous!❤️

Beautiful!!

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