Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

 

Mass Times

 

Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  

7:30 a.m.  

  Upper Church

9 a.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

10:30 a.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

12 p.m.  

  Upper Church

5:30 p.m.  

  Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  
6:25 a.m.  

  Upper Church

8:30 a.m.  

  Upper Church
   
Saturday  

8 a.m.  

  Upper Church

(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

Ten Week Bible study by Jeff Cavin

Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. beginnig September  

OR

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. beginning September 14

If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom.

Read more: Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

August 22 Candlelight Rosary

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:30 p.m.   •   Upper Church

 

Please join us as we unite our hearts and voices in praying the Rosary for the hundreds of thousands of Christians being persecuted around the world in record numbers.

Children's Choir Sign-Up

The SPC Children’s Choir sings from September through May at one Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass each month. In addition to monthly Masses, the Children’s Choir rehearses nearly every Monday afternoon from 4 - 5 p.m. in Duffin Hall. Children's Choir is open to all SPC students and those students enrolled in the religious education program in grades 2 - 6.

Read more: Children's Choir Sign-Up

7th Annual Parish Picnic

Saturday, September 9

We are happy to announce that prashioners from our sharing parish, St. Benedict the African will join us for our picnic!

Bring your lawn chairs and the entire family for food, fun, and fellowship immediately following the 4:30 p.m. Holy Family Chapel Vigil Mass, which will be celebrated outside, weather permitting. Kids games and jumpies will be available, the Knights of Columbus will be grilling, and the Men's Club will sponsor the beer truck. Pray for good weather! In case of rain the picnic will be held in the Morello Parish Life Center gym.

Because some of the parking lot will be blocked off for the picnic set up the parking that is available will be reserved for the elderly and disabled. All young and able-bodied parishioners please use the parking lot across Washington Street. Thank you!

If you are able please drop off a case of bottled water in the Parish Life Center on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the picnic. 

Need service hour or want to help out? Please contact Nicole O'Connor

Grief Share

Thursdays, Beginning September 7   •  9:15 - 11 a.m.

Cost: $20 for 13 Sessions (scholarships available)

Read more: Grief Share

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Bible study by Jeff Cavins

Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. beginning September 11

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. Matthew was written to Jewish people who knew the Old Testament well. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ, who establishes a New Law and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Participants will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. Set in the rich context of Jesus' Jewish culture, this study will help participants understand who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today. Matthew is an ideal study to the Scriptures.

Read more: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Join Us For Mass

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The parish priest and staff at St. Paul of the Cross Church are committed to making a welcoming place for you and your family to worship.

St. Paul of the Cross is a vibrant Catholic Community located North of Chicago. We have two worship spaces that are used on weekends - the upper church & Holy Family Chapel.

Read more: Join Us For Mass

Night of Inquiry

Wednesday, September 6  •  7 p.m.   •   Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace)

 
Do you know any adults who might be interested in becoming a Catholic
or learning more about what it means to be a member of the Catholic Church?

 

Is there an adult that you know who would like to receive the Sacraments
of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation? 

 

Do you know anyone who has been away from the Church for a time
and now might feel the desire to reconnect with the faith?

Read more: Night of Inquiry

Divorce Support Ministry


September 7, 2017 - May 17, 2018 

An 18 week series is held on the first and third Thursday each month beginning in September. This is an intense series meant to help those dealing or surviving divorce to face and cope with some of the most difficult aspects involved. 

Some of the topics covered include denial, rejection, grief, guilt, shame, anger, loneliness and forgiveness. The goal of this program is to help bring healing from the divorce, move on, and grow closer to God.  Registration and a small fee are required.  

Questions ? Concerns? Contact Karen Benson 

Read more: Divorce Support Ministry

Golden Wedding Anniversary

The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass for 2017 will be held on Sunday, September 17. If you're married 50 years this year, or you were not able to come last year and want to come this year, please register and join us for this wonderful event.

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Mass Schedule

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Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  
7:30 a.m.     Upper Church
9 a.m.     Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m.     Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m.     Upper Church
5:30 p.m.     Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  
6:25 a.m.     Upper Church
8:30 a.m.     Upper Church
   
Saturday  
8 a.m.     Upper Church
(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.     Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Location

Location

Our church is located in Park Ridge, IL on the corner of Northwest Highway and Washington Avenue. 

Park Ridge is 15 miles Northwest of Chicago and 10 minutes from O’Hare Airport.

We are two blocks from the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Stop and one block from Downtown Park Ridge shops and restaurants.

Plenty of Parking on Site

 

Parking

The main parking lot entrance is off of Washington Avenue & Northwest Highway.

Additional parking is available in the small lot on Ridge Terrace next to our Kinane Center.

There is a handicap accessible ramp and elevator that is easily accessible from our small parking lot.

The entrance to our small parking lot is through the alley, off of Summit Avenue.

 

Please see our campus map for details

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Adoration

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
The main entrance to the Adoration Chapel is located at 215 Ridge Terrace off of Northwest Highway.
After 9 p.m. a code is required to enter.

For more information please contact the parish office 

For the locaton of the chapel and its entrances please see our campus map

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Read more: FORMED

Brick Dedication

Have you, your children, or even your grandchildren celebrated a spiritual milestone here at St. Paul of the Cross? Perhaps it was(or soon will be) a wedding, or a baptism, or first Holy Communion, or Confirmation, or a graduation from our wonderful parish school?

Read more: Brick Dedication

Lector and E.M. Schedules

We are pleased to provide our Liturgical Ministry Schedules in electronic format for your convenience. If you are interested in volunteering for these ministries please contact Fr. Matthew Kowalski

 

June - August 2017

Upper Church Lector Schedule

Holy Family Chapel Lector Schedule

Extraordinary Minister Schedule (upper church)

Built on the Rock

Hosted by Fr. Britto and Deacon Bob, this 30-minute radio show attempts to help listeners fashion their marriages and romantic relationships using the best insights of marriage experts while leading them to build solidly on the Rock that is Christ. The show uses wisdom from psychology, the well-tested insights of experts, real life experiences of couples, and the well-considered observations of priests. There is healthy doses of humor and at all times all our discussions are firmly rooted in our faith. Built on the Rock airs on Relevant Radio the first Thursday of each month 9:30 - 10 a.m. Listen to show archives now!

Parish Educational Endowment

About our Endowment

In 2000, under the leadership of Pastor Fr. Carl Morello, St. Paul established the Parish Educational Endowment Fund.  The goal of the fund is to help keep tuition as low as possible making Catholic education available to all families and to provide scholarships to well deserving and students in need and to assist with other educational needs of the parish. The fund began with a $10,000 donation from the school  walk-a-thon fundraiser.  The fund’s initial goal was to reach 1 million dollars and, until that goal was met, no monies were spent. 

Read more: Parish Educational Endowment

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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068


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Phone: (847) 825-7605
Fax: (847) 825-5186

Mass Schedule

Sunday

7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m. - Upper Church
5:30 p.m. - Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 a.m. - Upper Church
8:30 a.m. - Upper Church

Saturday

8 a.m. - Upper Church
4:30 p.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel