Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.



Catholic laywomen working together with their Pastor to make the kingdom of God come alive in their community.

- AOW Women’s Group Mission Statement



Dear women of the St. Paul of the Cross parish,


The St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women (AOW) Women’s Group has been bringing women of the parish together since 1914

The women’s group of St. Paul of the Cross, the AOW, is committed to growing in our faith, enjoying each other’s friendships, and helping those in need.


The AOW Women’s Group has three main pillars (Spiritual, Service, and Social)

Each pillar has a leader as indicated below that will oversee various activity groups. Below are some activity examples for each pillar (truly, something exists for everyone). We invite you to attend our pillar meetings on the following Tuesdays in October at 7:00 pm. Please consider attending one or all three meetings to learn more about service, social or spiritual opportunities!

Service Pillar (led by Jennifer Brooks)

Volunteer opportunities at locations such as Feed My Starving Children, Uncle Pete’s Ministry and Our Lady of Angels

Spiritual Pillar (led by Michelle Arnold)

Women’s Retreat, AOW Mass, Rosary Meditation 

Social Pillar (led by Chrissy Romano)

Fish Fry, Speaker Series, Bunco 


You can choose the level of your involvement

AOW Women’s Group members can be on pillar committees or be an event lead or just attend the events. These groups will allow you to collaborate and connect more intimately with a targeted focus.


To initiate your 2022-2023 AOW Women’s Group membership, please complete and submit the form below, along with the annual dues of $20. Dues help fund scholarships, donations to the church, events, and so much more.


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- AOW Women’s Group Co-Presidents, Melissa Poindexter and Jessica Armour




We are excited about this opportunity for those who have wanted to get more involved and be a part of our newly reenergized AOW Women’s Group. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

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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

All in Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 am

8:30 am


8:30 am - weekday Mass

4:30 pm - vigil


7:30 am

9:00 am

10:30 am

12:00 pm