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Farewell Wishes, Fr. Britto & Fr. Peter

 Saying Sad Goodbyes to Fr. Britto and Fr. Peter


Click here to read a letter from Bishop Bartosic about the transition of our dear Frs. Britto and Peter. 



As you are aware, we are sadly facing our "goodbyes" to two of our priests at the end of June: our beloved pastor, Fr. Britto, who will be retiring, and our beloved associate pastor, Fr. Peter, who will transition to serving as pastor of St. Ferdinand parish. In response to several parishioner inquiries, we are coordinating an effort to help both of our priests as they transition into these new realities. We are collecting donations to contribute toward major household items and living expenses for Fr. Britto as he prepares for his new life living outside of a religious community for the first time since he left his family for pre-seminary at the age of 13. We are also collecting donations to assist Fr. Peter in his transition to his new role as pastor.

If you wish to contribute toward specific items for which they have each expressed a need, please send to, or drop off at the Rectory, a monetary or check donation (payable to Fr. Britto Berchmans or Fr. Peter Gnoinski) to the attention of Pat O'Brien on or before May 31, 2021. We kindly request no gift cards. If you have any questions, or would like specifics regarding the items on Fr. Britto and Fr. Peter's wish lists, please contact Patti Nowak, chair of our Parish Pastoral Council, or Sandy Labouvie, Director of Operations, at the information below:

Patti Nowak: / 847-471-2745

Sandy Labouvie: / 847-825-7605, x2249






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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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HFC = Holy Family Chapel

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