St. Patrick Church
St. Patrick was the first church to serve Brighton area Catholics, many of whom were immigrants fro Ireland. A simple log structure at the corner of McCabe and Silver Lake Roads built in 1838 was used by the congregation until 1864, when the corner was laid for a stone Gothic Revival church at the present location. Tragedy struck on May 8, 1918, in thee form of a tornado that tore off the steeple and damaged the roof. This church, along with the rectory and convent was built in 1961. In 1991, the church was enlarged and rededicated. St. Patrick has run a school since 1942, originally run from an unused Brighton Public School building,. The parish broke ground for a new school in 1951, and in 2006 it opened another campus on Ormdorf Road.