The church was built between 1997 and 1981. It belongs to the parish of St. Katherine in Cięcina.
On 6th, June, 1972, after the canonical visitation in the parish in Cięcina, the cardinal Karol Wojtyła wrote into the Visitors Book:
“The parish in Cięcina has a long history and many achievements. (…) In the post-war period it managed to divide one too extensive parish into two parishes in Wieprz and Juszczyna. However, there is the case of Węgierska Górka, that is an industrial estate without its own church or chapel. The efforts to build a new church are overlapping with the project of finding a new location closer to Węgierska Górka. All in all, there is a necessary need to establish a religious education center in the village. A persistent observation of its development concerning pastoral needs is also required. God bless you! Cardinal Karol Wojtyła”.
On 21st January, cardinal Karol Wojtyła was celebrating a requiem Mass for tragically deceased priest Jan Bryndza and he preached:
“In the will, that would have been written by priest Bryndza if he had had the time to do it, he would ask you to sense an ardent God community as you have sensed during his life and pastoral service. He would wish you were revived by the profound faith. You should draw on this faith and reflect it on your outlook on your life and all its matters. You should lead your personal and social life by your faith and it should be your leading force.”
On 18th June, four months before the election to pope, cardinal Karol Wojtyła made an act to built the foundation stone for the new church dedicated to the Transfiguration of Jesus in Węgierska Górka. He celebrated a Mass on this occasion with other priests and made a homily. He mentioned the first builder of the church – priest Jan Bryndza.
“Let his hardship be the cornerstone of this church dedicated to the Transfiguration of Jesus”
Te church resembles three tents. Inside the church there are the biggest reed organ around the Żywiec region. Moreover, there are stained glasses that show the scenes from the life of Jesus and Mary. There is also the main altar with the scene of the Transfiguration of Jesus and two side altars made of marble mosaic.