Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Christmas Care Bag Project

Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild

(formerly Shoebox Project)


We are very happy to offer our parish the opportunity to help the homeless and less fortunate in the Chicagoland area this Christmas by giving CARE BAGS filled with warm clothing items. The pandemic caused us to change course and ask for only clothing items, and since our charities prefer donations in bags for easier distribution, the shoeboxes had to go. We are pleased to open this project to the entire parish once again. Your generosity is inspiring!


Donation requirements:

One (1) 2.5 gallon Hefty plastic bag* containing the following gender neutral items:

    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Warm Tube Socks
    • One Christmas Card signed “St. Paul of the Cross Church”

Please do NOT include food or any other items in the bag.

*You can find this size bag at Dollar stores, Target, or on Amazon.


Drop off Information:

    • Tuesday, December 6th from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Kinane Center Vestibule on Ridge Terrace
    • Saturday, December 10th after 4:30 pm Mass - Church Vestibule
    • Sunday, December 11th after all Masses - Church Vestibule
    • Tuesday, December 13th from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Kinane Center Vestibule on Ridge Terrace


Any questions, please contact Debbie Russo at 847-875-2438.


Thank you for your support! May God bless you.

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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)


8:30 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC)

12:00 pm (HFC)