Marriage & Family Life

Marriage & Family Life

Baptismal Preparation Class

Contact: Deacon Bob Bulger

The Baptismal Preparation Class is required for all parents who wish to have their first or second child baptized at St. Paul of the Cross. The program describes the history, theology, and the meaning behind the symbols and rituals of the Sacrament, as well as the Rite itself, and the roles and responsibilities of the parents and godparents. Additional reading material is provided. The sessions are typically held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Registration is required.

Faith, Fun, & Music

St. Paul of the Cross Department of Religious Education offers a music class for children from infants through 5 years old, twice a year. There is a Fall Session that begins in September and a Winter Session that begins in January. You come to class with your little ones for weekly music of classics and of songs celebrating God’s love all while making new friendships with other families in the parish! The course includes a CD. For more information For more information contact Anna Mae Parkhill.

 

Read more: Faith, Fun, & Music

Family Holy Hour

On the first Sunday of each month from 2 - 3 p.m. all families are invited to participate in a spiritual hour of Adoration with vocal prayer, meditation, rosary, and singing. This Holy Hour gives families the opportunity to give thanks for the gift of time together and to be in the presence of Jesus. Please arrive by 1:45 p.m., use the back entrance of the Kinane Center, and bring a rosary. Please use the Prayer Graden entrance is you arrive late. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact Christine Maszka.

Marriage Enrichment Ministry

Contact: Deacon Bob Bulger

St. Paul of the Cross Parish is committed to helping couples build strong, healthy, and loving marriages. Periodically, various programs and sessions are offered to married and engaged couples concerning topics related to the challenges that they face in trying to create lasting marriages. Information often includes techniques that can strengthen relationships through better communication, active listening, conflict resolution, etc. Please watch parish communications for announcements about Marriage Enrichment events.

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation

Contact: Judy Kaplan

In striving to help couples create successful marriages, St. Paul of the Cross offers this marriage education and preparation program. The name is based on the Wedding Feast at Cana where Jesus performed his first public miracle, changing water into wine. Since “pre” means “before”, we help couples prepare for their personal wedding feast, as well as establish the foundation for a long, healthy, and happy marriage with as much, if not more, effort as they apply to planning their wedding day.

Respect Life Committee

Contact: Mary Jo DiRe or Cecelia Klein

Mission Statement:

Every person is a precious gift, created out of love by God and made in His image and likeness. Therefore, each human life deserves profound reverence and dignity from conception until natural death. We seek to promote this truth through prayer, education, advocacy and ministry in our parish and community.

Strong Catholic Families Initiative

Contact: Anna Mae Parkhill 

 

Studies have shown that children receive their faith from the practices of the family and those children with well grounded faith practices succeed better in life and make better choices.  When families are stronger society is stronger and we all prosper.  St. Paul of the Cross has started a Strong Catholic Family Team, this team is putting weekly tips and suggestions in the bulletin, school and catechesis news blasts, and organizing activities for families.  The goal is to develop ways of supporting the family and assists our families in developing deliberate faith habits that give our children the foundation they require. 

Wedding Ministry

Contact: Judy Kaplan

Wedding Coordinators are a group of volunteers who coordinate rehearsals and assist at wedding ceremonies. Usually two ministers team up to help with one wedding. They contact the couple to obtain information about the ceremony to help the rehearsal run smoothly. On the day of the wedding, ministers set up the church (kneelers, Unity Candle, etc.) and help everyone get organized and down the aisle.

E-Newsletter Signup!





Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068


View Larger Map

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