Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Apostolate of Women Update

The Apostolate of Women, the women’s group of St. Paul of the Cross, is pleased to share several updates following the October meetings held by the Spiritual, Service, and Social Pillars




The Spiritual Pillar held its first meeting October 18th to discuss ideas on how to share and support one another in faith. The AOW Honor Guard, a long-standing tradition, will continue under the guidance of the Spiritual Pillar. This was previously led by Alice Zimmermann, long-time member of the St. Thomas Aquinas guild, who recently passed away. To honor Alice’s faith and service, we will see that this remarkable tradition carries on. The Honor Guard consists of women volunteers who attend an AOW member’s funeral service at St. Paul of the Cross. All members are asked to consider volunteering when the need arises.  

Upcoming Events

  • 2023 Candlelight Rosary, sponsored by the Respect Life Committee (all at 7:30 pm in the main church)

* Thursday, January 26th

* Wednesday, March 22nd

* Wednesday, May 3rd

* Tuesday, August 15th

  • January 2023 — Special Mass followed by a reception
  • January 2023 — First Quarter Spiritual Pillar meeting
  • Lent 2023
  • Women’s Retreat (need event lead)
  • Stations of the Cross through Mother Mary’s Eyes
  • Architectural Tour of Chicagoland Churches, sponsored by the St. Valentine guild

Other ideas discussed: a weekly AOW mass, prayerful meditation, prayer circle with prayer cards, rosary lessons, faith through music, and a dedicated AOW Adoration hour. If you are interested in leading these initiatives, contact Michelle Arnold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  



The first Service Pillar meeting was held October 11th. The next meeting is at 7:30 pm on November 29th in Duffin Hall. So many women are excited to come together to build fellowship and help others in need. We have leaders planning events with Uncle Pete’s Ministry, Feed My Starving Children, Catholic Charities, and the Ronald McDonald House. We still have opportunities and are looking for women to donate two to three hours of time to organize a service event with organizations like Timothy’s Ministry, Misericordia, Heather’s House, and others. For more information, contact Jennifer Brooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Social Pillar meeting was held October 25th, and we have many fun activities planned to bring people together.

Upcoming Events

  • December 4th — Visit with St. Nicholas, 9:00 am to noon, Morello Parish Life Center
  • January 2023 — AOW Mass and Social
  • March 24th — Fish Fry 
  • September 2023 — AOW Women's Golf Outing
  • November 2023 — AOW Fair Trade Market Returns

For more information, or if you are interested in leading any initiatives, contact Chrissy Romano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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