St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos, exteriorName of Church St. Hedwig Church

Address 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone number (562) 296-9000

Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon & 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Names of priests Father Christopher Heath, pastor. Father Khoi Phan, parochial vicar. Father Heath is an orthodox priest, has a good head for the faith, is a great homilist, and is a reverent liturgist. He’s been a priest for 25 years, and became pastor of St. Hedwig a year ago.

Special groups/activities Knights of Columbus, Respect Life, various Guilds, Contemplative Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration groups, Secular Franciscan Order, St. Vincent de Paul Society.

St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos, interiorMusic Depends on the Mass: piano & cantor, choirs.

School Yes, K-8th grade.

Fellow parishioners This is a mostly middle-class, English-speaking community.

Parking There’s parking in lots alongside and beside the church. You can park on Los Alamitos Blvd., but it is a busy street.

Cry Room No.

Acoustics OK.

Additional observations St. Hedwig is a church of the diocese of Orange, located in the small city of Los Alamitos in the northwestern end of Orange County. It began with the establishment of nearby St. Isidore Church in 1921; St. Hedwig Church was completed in 1960 and St. Isidore finally closed in 1999 (today, its historic buildings are a historical plaza). St. Hedwig’s was eventually renovated, with the renovated church re-opening in 1990. It’s a modern church, and would not be a favorite of those who prefer traditional church architecture (take a tour of the church on the parish website) but has a faithful pastor.