Welcome Fr. Matt and Fr. Peter!

Our lives are a series of hellos and good-byes. We have just said good-bye to Fr John and now we are ready to say hello to Frs Matt and Peter. Both our new associates are moving into the rectory this week and you will see them at daily Mass in the next few days. I invite you to give them a warm St Paul welcome. I have no doubt that you will embrace them just as you have embraced all the other priests who have been here. Do take every chance you have to get to know them. I am sure once you know them, you will love them.

With all these changes, I am afraid some things may fall through the cracks. You may know that we have a new parish secretary, Mary Hoff. In this time of transition, it is possible that the rectory office may not function smoothly. I beg for your patience and indulgence. We promise to work out the kinks soon. As always, you can either email me or contact me by phone in case there are problems.

Please hold the parish in prayer. Kindly raise up our two new associates, Frs Matt and Peter, that they may help us all to love the Lord more and to live our faith with enthusiasm. Just as I have discovered, they too will find that we have an amazing parish community.

Mission Statement: As children of God, living in a Catholic community of faith, we are united by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Aware that all we have is gift and grace from our Heavenly Father, we strive to give of our time, talent and treasure to build His kingdom on earth. We live this mission, challenged by the Word, nurtured by the Sacraments, and enlivened by the Spirit, to serve our brothers and sisters in peace, justice and dignity. All are welcome on this journey.

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9:30 am - 10:30 am


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


6:30 am - 7:30 am


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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


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


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