Parish Service

Parish Service Ministries

Altar Linens

Parishioners involved in this ministry are proud of our beautiful worship space and serve by helping to keep the supply of Altar linens clean and properly pressed.

Apostolate of Women

Contacts: Peggy Crowley  or  Barb Mazukelli

Apostolate of Women is Catholic laywomen working together with their pastor to make the Kingdom of God come alive in their community. The Apostolate is an organization of over 700 women comprised of 14 guilds in our parish that work to grow spiritually, to plan fundraising events for the AOW and parishioners as well as donate time, food, clothing, and funds for great causes and community needs.

Read more: Apostolate of Women

Collection Counters

Contact: Mike Angelini

Rotating teams of volunteers assist in the counting of the weekend collections and special collections in accordance with the general operating procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago. All interested volunteers must meet with the pastor, Fr. Britto Berchmans.

Friendly Visitors

Contact: Linda Burk

Friendly visitors are parishioners who are willing to visit with those who are homebound and would like someone to visit. If you or a loved one are homebound and would like a visitor, contact our Parish Nurse.

Home and School Association

Contact: Missy Meyer

The Home and School Association is the parent organization for the school. The goal of this organization is to provide opportunities for service to the school community in keeping with the mission statement of the school. This association seeks to cooperate with the pastor, the administration, school board, and faculty in providing a Catholic education for the students.

Read more: Home and School Association

Inclusion Committee

Contact: Donna Cornille

This ministry seeks to raise awareness of those among us with special needs and works to make liturgy and parish life more accessible.

Ministers of Care

Contact: Parish Office

Ministers of Care are parishioners who are mandated through the Archdiocese to bring the Eucharist to shut-ins at home, in hospitals, and in nursing homes. There is an annual training program in the area for anyone who feels called to serve in this ministry.


If you are homebound and would like a Minister of Care to bring Communion to your home please contact the parish office and leave a message for Kathy Bulger.

New Parishioner Welcome

New Parishioner Welcome is held the first Sunday of each month. We register new families for the parish at an average of 20 per month. The Ministry Directory booklet as well has information about our school is given to each new parishioner. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact Maria Mehl.

Sanctuary Guild

Contact: Mary Kurkowski

Sanctuary Guild helps to keep our worship space beautiful by cleaning the sanctuary and holy water fonts every Thursday after 8:30 a.m. Mass.

Servants of St. Francis Hospitality Committee

On the first Sunday of each month the Servants of St. Francis Hospitality Committee hosts a fellowship event for all parishioners following the 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Masses. These events are held outside, weather permitting. They will be held in the Parish Life Center Gym when it is cold or raining. We hope you will plan to join us each month as we get to know one another, or just catch up, over donuts and coffee.

The Hospitality Committee also hosts a number of events on campus throughout the year, as requested by the pastor. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Paula Almquist.

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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