Parish Staff

Parish Staff



Rev. Charles Watkins



Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Kilian Knittel


Parish Secretary

Jamie Kasprzycki





Contact Information

St. Columba Information

13323 Green Bay Avenue, 60633
Chicago, Illinois 60633



9:00A.M.- 2:00P.M. 
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Office:  773-646-2660
Fax:  773-646-6821

Current Bulletin

Click Icon below to open most recent published bulletin.
Adobe Reader will open file, You may save or print it.

If you do not have a FREE copy of Adobe Reader,
Click Reader Icon Below to Download and Install
Adobe Reader for your Computer.

St. Columba


The Mission of Saint Columba is the complete development of its membership and the broader Hegewisch Community spiritually, socially, educationally, and ministerially. The Mission shall be carried out through prayer, worship, sacramental participation, study, community-building activities, and caring, effective service in response to the needs of others.


Saint Columba Church

Original St. Columba Church
13305 Green Bay Avenue


Saint Columba church was established in about 1884 as a mission of Saint Kevin church (105th and Torrence). Reverend Timothy D. OSullivan, pastor of Saint Kevin church, led the building of Saint Columba church. Under his leadership a frame structure was built at 13305 S. Green Bay Avenue. In the years from 1893 to 1896 Saint Columba was a mission of Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, a church in neighboring Calumet City.

Reverend Edward D. Holloway was appointed to the church in May 1935. He led a program of renovation. This included the decoration of the church and the construction of a parish hall. Father Thomas J. Kelly started the construction of a brick combination church and a school building. The structure is located on 134th between Green Bay and Avenue O. The Benedictine sisters opened the school in September 1951. In 1955 the old frame church was remodeled into a parish hall. Two bungalows were constructed to house the nuns at 13300 So. Avenue O. Father Pahl led a program of expansion in 1972. This included the construction of a rectory and a social center.

Bishop Abramowicz continued remodeling the parish. School buildings were renovated to comply with fire regulations. They also took on a more modern appearance. Both parish halls and kitchen facilities were also updated. Parishioners donated their labor to convert the old parish hall into a new gymnasium. The convent was remodeled and a new chapel, dining room, and kitchen were constructed.


Current St. Columba Church

3340 East 134th Street


Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule 

Weekend Masses

5:00 P.M.

8:00 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. 

Weekday Mass

Tuesday thru Thursday 8:30A.M 




4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.
or by private appointment


Arrangements must be made in advance at Rectory.  Pre-Baptismal Program required for parents.


Call at least six months in advance to set up appointment to schedule weddings.  Pre–Cana required.

 Registration In The Parish
Newcomers are welcome to the Parish and are requested to register at the Rectory.  Please notify us if you change your address or leave the Parish.

Copyright 2015 by Archdiocese of Chicago