St. Patrick's roots date back to the mid 1800s, when a pastor at St. Mary's Church in New Britain worked on establishing a Roman Catholic Church in Collinsville. A wooden church was built around 1852. Damaged by two fires over the years, a new structure was built in the mid 1930s. The stone building was built on the former site of the church's rectory, largely in Burlington. Today, the rectory is still in Collinsville and the church serves Roman Catholics in several surrounding communities.