Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Food Pantry Needs

Christmas Food Pantry Thank You: True Disciples Indeed!

Thank you to all of our wonderful food pantry supporters! Your extraordinary generosity in 2020, and during the holiday season, was a light to those whose struggle to get by, which has been made even more difficult by the pandemic.

Over 200 families received beautiful holiday dinners donated and delivered to the parish by our friends at Jewel Osco, on 481 Busse Hwy. The St.Therese, The Little Flower Guild members, and their families distributed extra bags filled with fresh food, snacks, desserts plus other special holiday treats - all organized by Ellen Paloian and Jeanne Rausch. Big thanks goes out to all the guild members who dropped their bags off to the parish early that morning.

Clients also received Walmart gift cards donated by guilds, The Men’s Club, ushers, parishioner at large, SPC School families, local businesses, and service organizations in lieu of Christmas gifts this year. May God bless the many generous hearts that made all of this possible.

As we prepare for February's pantry distribution day, we are in need of the following items:

+ Spagettio’s

+ Green beans/peas

+ Canned fruit

+ Cold cereal

+ Brownie and cake mixes

+ Pasta sauce

+ Cookies

+ Peanut butter -16 oz. jars only

+ Squeeze jelly, grape and strawberry


Kindly place donations through the drop box from the outside of the food pantry, which is in between the two doors. Large donation drop offs are accommodated with notice. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email or

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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

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church


4:30 pm (vigil) - Upper Church


7:30 am - Upper Church

9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am - Upper Church

12:00 pm - Gym