Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

 

Mass Times

 

Regular 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

(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Pilgrimage to Italy and Sicily

Join Fr. Britto on a pilgrimage to Southern Italy and Sicily October 12-21, 2020

Read more: Pilgrimage to Italy and Sicily

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

Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 9-11am

The Servants of St Francis suburban outreach will be partnering with Bee Responsible which is a group that provides disabled adults with opportunities to be a part of the workforce. 

Bring your electronics to St. Paul of the Cross to be recycled! Collection is in the A/B rooms located just inside the schools upper grade center.

Read more: Electronics Recycling Event

Mother Cabrini Documentary

Documentary Viewing on Wednesday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Chapel 

St. Paul of the Cross is proud to present a 50 minute documentary by Lucia Mauro that premiered in 2017 during Mother Cabrini’s Centenary Year and chronicles the life of the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church on July 7, 1946.

Read more: Mother Cabrini Documentary

What Do Catholics Believe?

Six Week Lenten Series by Fr. Britto Berchmans

Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Chapel, beginning February 24th

Evening sessions will repeat morning sessions

Read more: What Do Catholics Believe?

2020 Lenten Almsgiving

You can make a big difference by helping the Purépecha indigenous community in Mecca, CA build a church

This Lent, we are partnering with Catholic Extension to help build a church for our brothers and sisters in the North Shore Community in the Diocese of San Bernardino, CA. Your efforts will assist and sustain this parish so that they can continue their spiritual works of mercy and serve this growing community.

Read more: 2020 Lenten Almsgiving

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent until Holy Week   •   Upper Church


7 p.m. - Exposition and Benediction

7:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross

Lenten Reconciliation Service

Tuesday, March 31st   •   7:30 p.m.   •   Upper Church

This prayer service with individual Confession is an opportunity for the community to hear the word of God which invites them to embrace His mercy  and calls them to conversion and reunion with Himself and His people. Several priests will be available to hear Confessions.

Read more: Lenten Reconciliation Service

Lenten Fish Fry

Friday, February 28th •  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a delicious meal sponsored by the Knights of Columbus – Maria Council #4836

Read more: Lenten Fish Fry

47th Annual Festa

Sunday, March 22  -  3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - Parish Life Center

Join your parish family for a wonderful Italian meal in honor of St. Joseph sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Read more: 47th Annual Festa

Revelation Bible Study

Eleven Week Bible study by Jeff Cavins & Thomas Smith

Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m. beginnig January 8   -  OR  -   Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. beginning January 9

In this intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins will explore Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in Salvation History.In this intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins will explore Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in Salvation History.

Read more: Revelation Bible Study

Tax Credit Scholarships 2020

To increase the funds available for tax credit scholarships*, several donors partnered to create a matching gift pool. Every dollar donated to this program through the scholarship granting organization Empower Illinois between Dec. 1, 2019 and Feb. 29, 2020 and designated to a school operated by the Archdiocese of Chicago will be matched with two dollars from this pool (limitations apply). The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on Feb. 29, 2020, whichever comes first.
 
To take advantage of the matching gift program, follow the steps at empowerillinois.org/donors. For additional information, contact the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Tax Credit Scholarship Office at tcs@archchicago.org or 312.534.2617.
 
*The Illinois tax credit scholarship program provides a 75 percent state income tax credit to individuals who contribute money to fund scholarships for students from low-income families to attend private schools. Eligible students may use these scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the more than 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties.
 
Example: A taxpayer donates $2,000 to Empower Illinois through the match program. The taxpayer will be eligible to claim a $1,500 tax credit when he/she files their previous year’s taxes. The donation creates $6,000 in scholarship support (after the $4,000 match). For the net cost of $500 ($2,000 donation less $1,500 tax credit), this donor will provide a student with a $6,000 scholarship to attend a Catholic school of his/her choice.

 

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

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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!

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Download today in the app store!

Mass Schedule

We have multiple Mass times every weekday and on weekends. 

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Regular 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
(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.     Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

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 p.m. a code is required to enter.

Adoration

Read more: Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Built on the Rock

Third Thursday Monthly: 8 – 8:30 a.m.
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.

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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