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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.


Dear St Paul of the Cross Parishioners,

We are all locked up in our homes unable to go anywhere, unsure of what is happening, and uncertain of the future. If there is one emotion that we all seem to share, it is fear. We are experiencing fear of the unknown, fear of catching the virus and fear about when all this will end. Our fears will increase exponentially if we somehow pretend that we control our lives. We can allay our fears if only we can surrender to faith. To dispel our fears, let us turn to the reassuring words of the Lord from Scripture:

But now the Lord who created you says, "Don't be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name. You are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When  you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned - the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, your Savior, the Holy One of Israel... Others died that you might live; I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me and honored and I love you. Don't be afraid for I am with you." (Isaiah 43: 1-5)

I do believe in the words of Scripture. However, I  am also conscious of the realities of daily life. The Lord helps those who help themselves. You take great pride in being part of our parish and you are always generous. In these uncertain times, I am appealing to you.

Your donations and support are critical to funding our operations, including, but not limited to salaries, utilities, ministries, maintenance on our aging buildings, support for outreach efforts, IT support, etc. Now, in the age of COVID-19, with Masses suspended indefinitely, your donations and support are especially critical. Did you know that more than 75% of our collection income is from in-pew giving? Of course, some parishioners have set up automatic bank debits so that we receive checks from your banks, but we still rely heavily on the Sunday collection basket! If you already are an online donor, we thank you! If not, it is now easier than ever to sign up. You can visit our online giving page here: St. Paul Online Giving. Or, using your mobile phone, you can text to donate! Just text the word "Donate" to this number: 847-865-8370. This will take you to a link to give central. You will then be prompted to input your donor info. It is safe, secure and easy.

Alternatively, please also consider mailing your donation directly to:

St. Paul of the Cross Church
320 S. Washington
Park Ridge, II 60068

I thank you sincerely. I am praying for you and for your entire family. May God keep us safe and bring us back to our Eucharistic community!

Yours warmly,

Fr. Britto

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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)