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 and Holy Family Chapel

  Upper Church

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:00 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel

Morning Coffee Cup Corners

First and Third Tuesdays of Each Month after 8:30 am Mass

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Oplatki Christmas Wafers

Oplatki Christmas wafers are avaiable for purchase in the Rectory office or in the Sacristy between Masses

As has been our parish tradition, Oplatki Christmas Wafers (4 wafers per pack) are available for purchase at the Rectory office and in the Sacristy between Masses, from December 4th through December 22nd. A suggested $2 donation is appreciated. 

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Children's Choir Sign-Up

Register to join our Children's Choir!

The SPC Children’s Choir sings from September through April at one Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass each month. In addition to monthly Masses, the Children’s Choir rehearses nearly every Monday afternoon from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Duffin Hall. Children's Choir is open to all SPC students and those students enrolled in the religious education program in grades 2 - 6.

Read more: Children's Choir Sign-Up

Trivia Night Recap

On behalf of the Endowment Committee, thanks to all who attended Trivia Night on November 5th supporting the St. Paul of the Cross Educational Endowment Fund

The creativity and brainpower in the Parish Life Center were in overdrive; what a fantastic evening filled with great fellowship and so much laughter! Together, we raised $10,000 in net proceeds for the Endowment.

Read more: Trivia Night Recap

Year-End Liturgical Schedule

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Pick-up Basketball

Come join St. Paul of the Cross Men's Club members 21+ as we play pick-up basketball Sunday nights at 8:30 pm OR Thursday nights at 9:15 pm (schedule varies depending upon St. Paul sports home games)

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Book Club: January 3, 2022

Join us for our next Book Club session on Monday, January 3rd!

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SSM Collects Walmart Gift Cards

Social Service Ministry is collecting $25 and $50 Walmart Gift Cards for Christmas

Read more: SSM Collects Walmart Gift Cards

Scout Christmas Wreath Sale

Orders due by November 27th; Delivery by December 5th

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2022 SPC School Roundball Tourney

Practices held Saturday, January 15th; Tournament games held Sunday, January 16th through Monday, January 24th

Read more: 2022 SPC School Roundball Tourney

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

Where is our New Food Pantry?

The new food pantry/garage is located at the end of the alley at Summit Ave. The drop-off chute is on the east side of the building. See pictorial sequence below.

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The LOOP by CatholicVote

Get the news Catholic style! The LOOP's daily email recaps the big issues of the day from a fresh perspective

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Monday Evenings of Prayer

Beginning Monday, September 13th, we will be holding Monday Evenings of Prayer at Saint Paul of the Cross

Read more: Monday Evenings of Prayer

That Man is You!

That Man is You brings together men of all walks of life for food, fellowship, and faith. Nationally acclaimed content combines modern science with Church teaching to inspire men to transform themselves, their families, and greater society

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Divorce Support Group

September 15 - December 15, 2021: Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

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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! 

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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

Join Our RCIA Program

Become a fully initiated Catholic

Are you, or 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

Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Griefshare will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Church on Tuesdays, 9/14 – 12/7, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in our Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace)

Read more: Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Tuesdays and Saturdays!

Calling all cooks or those who simply want to show their support for the priests of St. Paul of the Cross! Please sign up for a dinner so our priests can eat and pray together before their evening obligations. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Read more: Take Them A Meal

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

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FORMED Pick of the Week

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Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created four virtual performances for your enjoyment!

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Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

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

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Watching Masses and Services

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

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SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program - U.S. Department of Education

Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:00 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church)

10:30 am (Upper Church and HFC)

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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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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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)


8:00 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)