Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular Mass Schedule


7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Upper Church

10:30 am  

12:00 pm  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:30 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church

Annual Blood Drive: April 2nd


Sunday, April 2nd from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm in the Morello Parish Life Center

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The Word on the Street: Jan 17th

The Word on the Street held its second event at the Harp & Fiddle on January 17th

Read more: The Word on the Street: Jan 17th

Church in Latin America: Jan 22nd

Annual Second Collection: January 22nd

Read more: Church in Latin America: Jan 22nd

Feast of St. Blase: Feb 3rd

Friday, February 3rd

Read more: Feast of St. Blase: Feb 3rd

Uncle Pete's Collection: Feb 4/5, 12

The Apostolate of Women’s Service Pillar is organizing a meal collection for those less fortunate

Read more: Uncle Pete's Collection: Feb 4/5, 12

New Parishioner Welcome: Feb 5th

Sunday, February 5th from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm in the Parish Life Center

Read more: New Parishioner Welcome: Feb 5th

Parish Pastoral Council Mtg: Feb 7th

Tuesday, February 7th

Read more: Parish Pastoral Council Mtg: Feb 7th

Faith & Film: February 8th

Join us for our next Faith & Film session on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm in the Holy Family Chapel

Read more: Faith & Film: February 8th

Financial Peace University: Mar 16th

Ten-week program meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm beginning March 16th in our Parish Life Center AB Room

Read more: Financial Peace University: Mar 16th

Parish-Family Sponsorship Program

Join us to accompany and support families seeking asylum

Read more: Parish-Family Sponsorship Program

Snow Shoveling for Seniors

Brisk winds will soon be replaced with snow drifts. Let's get ready!

Read more: Snow Shoveling for Seniors

Contribute to our Bulletin

Contribute to our Weekly Bulletin!

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2023 Roundball Tournament

Sunday, March 5th through Sunday, March 12th

Read more: 2023 Roundball Tournament

Seeking Youth Ministry Coordinator

St. Paul of the Cross is looking to hire a full-time Youth Ministry Coordinator

Read more: Seeking Youth Ministry Coordinator

Fun, Faith & Music: Begins Jan 18th

All babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join us for the Fun, Faith & Music class in the Kinane Center!

Read more: Fun, Faith & Music: Begins Jan 18th

Apostolate of Women Update

The Apostolate of Women, the women’s group of St. Paul of the Cross, is pleased to share several updates following the October meetings held by the Spiritual, Service, and Social Pillars

Read more: Apostolate of Women Update

Christ, the Divine Savior Icon

St. Paul of the Cross is honored to be the new home of the Christ, the Divine Savior icon

Read more: Christ, the Divine Savior Icon

Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.

Read more: Apostolate of Women Message

Pick-up Basketball

Come join St. Paul of the Cross Men's Club members 21+ for some pick-up basketball

Read more: Pick-up Basketball

Fire Trucks on Parade

Presented by the Park Ridge Historical Society and Stroll Park Ridge magazine

Read more: Fire Trucks on Parade

RCIA Program

Join our RCIA program and become a fully initiated Catholic

Read more: RCIA Program

CRUX Teen Ministry

St. Paul of the Cross invites you to participate in the CRUX program offered by Mary, Seat of Wisdom parish

Read more: CRUX Teen Ministry

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Saturdays!

Read more: Take Them A Meal

Eucharistic Revival


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Sunday Night Suppers

If you, your family, or parish group would like to distribute suppers to the hungry in our area, here is your chance to volunteer! 

Read more: Sunday Night Suppers

Adoration Family Hour

We are exploring the possibility of beginning a weekly family hour at the Adoration Chapel

Read more: Adoration Family Hour

Message from our Music Director

The Music We Sing

Read more: Message from our Music Director

Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Invest in Kids Tax Scholarship Program has been extended into 2023. There will also be a 2:1 match again!

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church - Process Complete

This Week on FORMED

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Watching Masses and Services

Watch our Sunday 10:30 am Mass via livestream on our website or YouTube channel

Read more: Watching Masses and Services

Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter

Read more: Counseling and Shelter Services

Spiritual Resources

We hope the resources found on this page may enrich your spiritual journey during this unprecedented time when we cannot come together as a community of faith in familiar ways. One thing we know for certain is that God has never left us. He is as present to us today as before. May this time of uncertainty and isolation draw us ever closer to Him.

Read more: Spiritual Resources

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

Protecting God's Children

All St. Paul of the Cross volunteers over the age of 18 must complete training that is mandated by the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

Read more: Protecting God's Children

Tax Credit Scholarships

Invest in Kids

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, “Invest in Kids,” provides a 75 percent Illinois state income tax credit to individuals and corporations that contribute money to a non-profit Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). The SGOs award scholarships to eligible students from low-income families. Donors will use money already owed to the state (taxes) and donate it to a needs-based scholarships instead, all while receiving a 75 percent state tax credit.

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarships

Join Us For Mass


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

Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:30 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church)

10:30 am (Upper Church)

12:00 pm (Upper Church)


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


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On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!


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Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Due to an insufficient number of overnight adorers, we have temporarily closed our Adoration Chapel from 11:00 pm until 5:00 am daily.

Read more: Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

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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

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church

HFC = Holy Family Chapel

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (UC)

8:30 am (UC)


8:30 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC)

12:00 pm (UC)