St. Hedwig Parish, Union City

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St. Hedwig Parish
Coordinates: 41°30′10.5″N 73°02′39.8″W / 41.502917°N 73.044389°W / 41.502917; -73.044389
Location 32 Golden Hill Street
Union City, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded February 18, 1906 (1906-02-18)
Founder(s) Polish immigrants
Dedication St. Hedwig
Dedicated June 2, 1907 (1907-06-02)
Archdiocese Hartford
Province Hartford
Division Vicariate: Waterbury
Subdivision Naugatuck-Cheshire
Archbishop Most Rev. Leonard Paul Blair
Pastor(s) Rev. Edmund K Karwowski
Deacon(s) Rev. Mr Thomas Clifford

St. Hedwig Parish - designated for Polish immigrants in Union City, Connecticut, United States.

Founded on February 18, 1906. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Archdiocese of Hartford.


On February 14, 1906, Bishop Michael Tierney dispatched Fr. Ignacy Maciejewski as the first Polish pastor in Union City. Fr. Maciejewski celebrated the first parish Mass at Sokolowski Hall on February 18, 1906. By the year's end, a Polish church was built and formally dedicated on June 2, 1907.


  • The 150'th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry. Webster, Massachusetts: St. Joseph Basilica. September 11, 2005. 
  • The Official Catholic Directory in USA

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