Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular 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

(Vigil) 4:30 p.m.  

  Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel

Priesthood Sunday

 Join us on Sunday, October 27 for refreshements in the Parish Life Center following the 9:00, 10:30 and Noon masses.  All are invited to show love and appreciation for our Priest on Priesthood Sunday.

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

Candlelight Rosary

Tuesday, October 29
7:30 p.m.   •   Upper Church


Please join us for a beautiful experience of prayer and music during October, the month of the Rosary.

Stuff the Truck

Annual St. Paul of the Cross-Clothing Drive – Saturday/Sunday, November 9-10, 2019 
Each year around thanksgiving, St Paul of the Cross sponsors a clothing drive benefiting our sister parish, St Benedict the African in Chicago. This year, as we did last year, the Clothing Drive will be held two weeks before Thanksgiving: Saturday, November 9, 2019 and Sunday, November 10, 2019.
The clothing drive is for our sister parish, St Benedict the African in Chicago, their parishioners and the communities they serve. So, if people are cleaning closets or moving. Their gently used castoffs for men and women and children and infants can certainly be used by the parish at St Benedict’s. As in years past gently used toys, small appliances in working condition or other housewares are also welcome. Donations delivered in boxes would be appreciated to help us pack and unpack more efficiently. However, if you don’t have them boxed, they are always welcomed by the drive in bags or other containers.
Let’s “stuff the Truck” again!!!

Fire Drill Survey


On Sunday, September 29, the parish conducted its first-ever fire drill at the 9:00 AM masses. We’re happy to report that the drill was successful and represents an important completed step in our emergency planning. In summary, the fire alarm was activated in the upper and lower churches after the 9:00 am Mass. Approximately 450 parishioners were safely evacuated from the building in less than 2 minutes. Exiting parishioners moved clear of the building quickly and orderly. Individuals with mobility challenges were given special assistance by ushers and volunteers.We would like to especially thank all parishioners who participated in the drill, the 30+ ushers and volunteers who provided assistance with the drill, our priests, deacons and altar servers, the Park Ridge fire and police department, and Archdiocese representatives. This couldn’t have been done with you.

If you participated in the Fire Drill we would appreciate it if you would complete this quick survey.

Fire Drill Follow Up Survey

Fair Trade Market

Sunday, November 3•  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Parish Life Center

Making Fair Trade purchases, allows us to have a hand in changing the lives of God’s children across the world! 

Products from Columbia, Kenya, U.S., Ghana, Mozambique, Peru, Mexico, Nepal, Bali, and elsewhere include:

Baskets, Jewelry, Ornaments, Scarves, Coffee, Chocolate, Christmas Gifts, and so much more!

Read more: Fair Trade Market

Baby Bottle Drive

Respect Life Month Begins in October.  One of our first events for Respect Life Month is our Baby Bottle Drive.  Baby Bottle Distribution takes place September 28-29 at all Masses. Please start saving your extra coins and spare change for this year’s Baby Bottle project to support the life giving work of the Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. Bottles will be distributed the weekend of September 28-29th at all Masses. Filled bottles can be returned the weekend of October 26th-27th.

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

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


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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

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Mass Schedule


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



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

Park Ridge is 15 miles Northwest of Chicago and 10 minutes from O’Hare Airport.

We are two blocks from the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Stop and one block from Downtown Park Ridge shops and restaurants.

Plenty of Parking on Site



The main parking lot entrance is off of Washington Avenue & Northwest Highway.

Additional parking is available in the small lot on Ridge Terrace next to our Kinane Center.

There is a handicap accessible ramp and elevator that is easily accessible from our small parking lot.

The entrance to our small parking lot is through the alley, off of Summit Avenue.


Please see our campus map for details

Perpetual Adoration Chapel


The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
The main entrance to the Adoration Chapel is located at 215 Ridge Terrace off of Northwest Highway.
After 9 p.m. a code is required to enter.

For more information please contact the parish office 

For the locaton of the chapel and its entrances please see our campus map

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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


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