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

Worldwide Rosary: May 17th

Worldwide Rosary to Pray for an End to hte Pandemic: May 17th @ 12:00 pm EST

Read more: Worldwide Rosary: May 17th

Join Knights of Columbus

If you are interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, or growing in your Catholic faith with a band of brothers, consider joining the Knights of Columbus.

Read more: Join Knights of Columbus

Wilderness Scouts and Princesses

Thank you, Park Ridge Wilderness Souts and Princesses

Read more: Wilderness Scouts and Princesses

Walking With Moms in Need

St. Paul of the Cross is part of the nationwide initiative, Walking with Moms in Need.

Read more: Walking With Moms in Need

Welcome, Fr. James Wallace!

Meet Fr. James Wallace, St. Paul of the Cross' 9th Pastor

Read more: Welcome, Fr. James Wallace!

Farewell Wishes, Fr. Britto & Fr. Peter

Saying Sad Goodbyes to Fr. Britto and Fr. Peter

Read more: Farewell Wishes, Fr. Britto & Fr. Peter

Parish Food Pantry Update

We served 148 clients at pantry on Saturday, March 27th. They continue to be grateful for the food they receive from our parish each month.

Read more: Parish Food Pantry Update

Sojourners, Welcome Home!

RCIA Candidates are Welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil

Read more: Sojourners, Welcome Home!

FORMED Pick of the Week

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2021 Easter Appeal

As all of us are aware, this pandemic has put a heavy stress on our finances. Our Easter collection constitutes a significant portion of our annual budget. Please see the Easter Appeal letter from our pastor, Fr. Britto Berchmans, below. We are grateful for your generous donation.

Read more: 2021 Easter Appeal

Good Friday Collection: April 2nd

Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land: April 2, 2021

Read more: Good Friday Collection: April 2nd

Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created four virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Congratulations Fr. Peter!

Fr. Peter Named Pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Chicago

Read more: Congratulations Fr. Peter!

Blood Drive: April 1st - 30th

The Holy Family Guild will be coordinating a virtual blood drive from April 1st — April 30th 

Read more: Blood Drive: April 1st - 30th

New Food Pantry Completed!

Fr. Britto's Dream Comes True!

Read more: New Food Pantry Completed!

Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

Granted by the Holy See from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021

Read more: Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

RCIA Penitential Rite

Our RCIA Candidates Celebrate a Penitential Rite

Read more: RCIA Penitential Rite

Stations of the Cross Resources

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that are commonly prayed during Lent. If you are unable to attend our Stations held every Friday during Lent at 7:30 in the Upper Church, you may find the following resources helpful aides in making your private pilgrimages at home.

Read more: Stations of the Cross Resources

2021 Lenten Almsgiving

Help the Purepecha Indigenous Community in Mecca, CA  Build a Church

Read more: 2021 Lenten Almsgiving

Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Run with Team OLA in the Bank of Chicago Marathon on October 10th

Read more: Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Renew My Church

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church

2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal COME, FOLLOW ME… and bring hope to the world

Read more: 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Happy 32nd Anniversary, HFC!

The Holy Family Chapel celebrates it’s 32nd Anniversary January 15th

Read more: Happy 32nd Anniversary, HFC!

Eucharistic Adoration

First and Third Fridays of the Month

Read more: Eucharistic Adoration

Watching Masses and Services

MASSES AND OTHER SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON OUR WEBSITE AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Read more: Watching Masses and Services

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

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

Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

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

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!

Read more: Sacred Heart Statue

Reopening Info - updated 10/28

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 10/28

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

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

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    Holy Family Chapel
  9:30 am   Gym
10:30 am    Upper Church
12:00 pm   Gym 
   
Monday - Friday  
  8:30 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.

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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

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

9:30 am - Gym

10:30 am - Upper Church

12:00 pm - Gym