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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 For additional information, contact the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Tax Credit Scholarship Office at 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.


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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