About Us


St. Hedwig Catholic Church at Webster and Hoyne Avenue, on the northwest side of Chicago, is a historical church organized in 1888 to serve Polish families who lived more than a mile from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at Evergreen Avenue and Noble Street. It was the fourth Polish parish in Chicago to be staffed by the Resurrectionist Fathers, who had been in charge of St. Stanislaus Kostka parish since 1871.

After surviving a most unfortunate fire on the afternoon of April 9, 2008, St. Hedwig church has emerged to be a stronger, more beautiful Church. The newly rebuilt church was opened in time for its 120th year anniversary in early December 2008.

St. Hedwig church with it's rich history and heritage, is beloved by many and she serves parishioners not only within her immediate neighborhood, but also in most of the Chicagoland area and its suburbs. Registered parishioners even show their support from as far as Arizona, Indiana, and Florida. St. Hedwig church enshrines the Statue of Our Lady of Manaoag and has been the home parish of the Devotees of Our Lady of Manaoag (DOLMA) for 17 years.

If you are seeking a parish, a place to pray and enrich your catholic spiritual life, we heartily welcome you to Saint Hedwig Parish!  

Kindly introduce yourself to one of the priests after any Mass. They look forward to personally meeting you.

We invite you and encourage you to register as a parishioner or affiliate member. You can fill out the parish registration form available in English, Polish and Spanish in the scroll down menu under Parish. Your registration not only helps us to know you, but it also helps us to better serve your needs, especially when it comes to the Sacraments. 

Become active in our Parish life. We will gladly welcome you as a Mass Lector, Choir Member, Usher, Altar Server, or a new member of one of our Parish programs