St. Hedwig 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 Ave. and Noble St. 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.
Today, 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. Together with her rich history and heritage, the newly rebuild church will be open on early December 2008, in time for its 120th year anniversary.
St. Hedwig church is beloved by many as 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. The church also 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.