Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

 

Mass Times

 

Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday  

7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am  

  Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church
   
Saturday  

(vigil) 4:30 pm  

  Upper Church

Aid for Women Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, October 7th Livestream Event: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Read more: Aid for Women Benefit Dinner

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Rosa Mystica: Begins Oct 1st

Mary, the Mystical Rose: A Journey of Renewal and Restoration

Five-Part Lecture Series Beginning October 1st at 6:30 pm

Read more: Rosa Mystica: Begins Oct 1st

Remembering Frank Dopek

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Dopek.

Read more: Remembering Frank Dopek

Rosary in the Park: Oct 10th

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 am in Hodges Park, Park Ridge (Courtland Avenue and Vine Avenue)

Read more: Rosary in the Park: Oct 10th

Catholic Charities Thanks Gardeners

Although Covid 19 has eliminated many of our favorite past times and routines, our St. Paul of the Cross Centennial Vegetable Garden continues to grow strong! This season our master gardener, Mike Polley, is leading his team of dedicated and seasoned gardeners through it all while adhering to the masks, gloves and social distancing rules required by the State of Illinois. Mike altered the procedures from years past to be compliant, while fulfilling the mission to feed the hungry who depend on our food pantry each month, fresh vegetables. Our clients are grateful for the fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, zucchini, potatoes, herbs, flowers, and more.

Read more: Catholic Charities Thanks Gardeners

Seminarian Education 2nd Collection

ON SEPTEMBER 19/20, WE WILL SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS THROUGH A SECOND COLLECTION FOR THEIR EDUCATION

Read more: Seminarian Education 2nd Collection

Virtual Choir Performance

Our Director of Music, Ed Eicker, along with Andrea Bartolomeo and a few singers from St. Paul of the Cross' choir created this virtual performance of Hal Hopson's "The Gift of Love." Each singer recorded their individual part at home and Ed put them together using an audio software program to create the virtual choir. Treat yourself to something very special by clicking the video below.

Read more: Virtual Choir Performance

Adoration Chapel Update

Dear St. Paul of the Cross Adorers,

Thank you for your desire and commitment to spend prayerful time in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. I am sure He understands your anguish over not being able to adore Him in the Blessed Sacrament lately because of this virus. I would like to express my gratitude and that of the parish for your ministry of prayer whether in the chapel or at home. Although I am fully convinced that abundant blessings flow on the parish because of our adoration chapel, I also feel the Lord’s special grace even during this difficult time when we are unable to gather as before.

Read more: Adoration Chapel Update

Catechesis Program Begins Soon!

CATECHESIS CLASSES START THIS MONTH! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!

Read more: Catechesis Program Begins Soon!

Join Our RCIA Program

BECOMING A FULLY INITIATED CATHOLIC

Do you know someone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program, which is currently forming, to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

Read more: Join Our RCIA Program

Sacred Heart Statue

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Welcomes Us All!

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Reopening Info - updated 8/11

Here are resources related to our safe and cautious plan for reopening our church amid COVID-19 in accordance with Archidiocesan guidelines.

Read more: Reopening Info - updated 8/11

Mass Videos and More!

 

MASS, STATIONS OF THE CROSS, AND ROSARY STREAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT ANY TIME

Read more: Mass Videos and More!

Counseling and Shelter Services

Covid-19 has increased the incidence and intensity of anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter.

Read more: Counseling and Shelter Services

We Have a New App!

The St. Paul of the Cross app has been updated!

Click here for information on how you can access it.

Why Your Donation is Important

Please read this letter from Fr. Britto regarding online giving during this challenging time. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Read more: Why Your Donation is Important

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

Easter Obligation

Please read the decree below issued by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, regarding the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.

Read more: Easter Obligation

The Veil Removed

Enjoy this very moving short film produced in part by RJ Deldago, a parishioner at St. Therese.

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Read more: The Veil Removed

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

FORMED

All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

We are pleased to offer FORMED.org, which provides parishioners free access to catechism programs, feature films, Catholic ebooks, audio presentations, and much more! 

  • Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic faith
  • Use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Catechesis certification will soon be available!

Read more: FORMED

Treat Our Priests Tuesdays

The parishioners of SPC want to show our priests how much this community loves and appreciates all that they do and the good shepherds that they are to our parish family. 

Read more: Treat Our Priests Tuesdays

Sing 4 Him Choir Documentary

You can watch the full Sing4Him documentary about St. Paul of the Cross' Adult Choir on Shalom World's Youtube Channel. This documentary features interviews with Ed Eicker, Andrea Bartolomeo as well as many members of our choir.

A Call for an Increase in Giving

On the weekend of October 14, 2018, Parish Finance Council presented a renewed effort to increase regular Sunday giving for St. Paul of the Cross. The goal being better fiscal management by lessening our reliance on unplanned items such as bequests to balance annual results. St. Paul of the Cross is a thriving parish by several measures. We have a long and diverse list of parish ministries, our Religious Education program has over 1,200 students. Our school’s enrollment is currently above 550 students and our preschool and kindergarten are continuing to grow. During Fr. Britto Berchman’s tenure, 1,500 new families have joined and we are one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese. We have a large, well-maintained campus and facilities. 

Read more: A Call for an Increase in Giving

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

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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

SPC App Now Available

Staying connected to your faith and your parish is easier than ever with our new mobile app!

  • Podcasts
  • Schedules
  • Notes
  • Prayers
  • Multimedia
  • Notifications

Download today in the app store!

Mass Schedule

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Current LIturgical Schedule

Sunday  
  7:30 am    Upper Church
  9:00 am    Gyml
10:30 am    Upper Church
   
Monday - Friday  
  8:00 am   Upper Church
   
Saturday  
(vigil) 4:30 pm     Upper Church

Location

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

Location

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On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!

Parking

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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. 

After 9 pm, a code is required to enter.

Adoration

Read more: Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Built on the Rock

Third Thursday Monthly: 8:00-8:30 am
WNDZ 750 AM 

Hosted by Fr. Britto M. Berchmans and Sandra Labouvie, this 30-minute show will attempt to help listeners fashion their marriages and romantic relationships using the best insights of marriage experts, leading people to build their relationships 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 are healthy doses of humor, and at all times all our discussions are firmly rooted in our faith.

Listen to show archives now!

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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

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church

Saturday

4:30 pm vigil - Upper Church

Sunday

7:30 am - Upper Church
9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel
10:30 am - Upper Church