Saint Anne's Church and the Shrine of Saint Anne for Mothers is located in Waterbury, Connecticut and is a common pilgrimage for Catholics, especially Catholic women. The shrine's mission is to " affirm the dignity of women by celebrating motherhood as a noble and essential part of our Church, society and our world." This is done through the support and promotion of dignity of mothers. Saint Anne was the mother of Mary, who gave birth to Jesus. The church strives to honor all mothers, be they deceased or living, single or those who have suffered the loss of a child. The church offers regular Mass on Sundays at 9:30 am and a Spanish Mass at 12:30 pm. There is also a Tuesday and Friday Mass, a Latin Mass on the first Friday of the month, Benediction on Tuesday mornings and fellowship following Sunday Mass. Fellowship is held in the lower level of the church and snacks and beverages are served. Children are invited to participate in crafts while their parents enjoy fellowship. The church offers an engaged couples' encounter, an effort to prepare young couples for marriage. Vacation Bible camp is held annually and there are English as a second language classes held every Wednesday evening.