Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

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

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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