Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

St. Nick Party

Sunday, December 8 •  10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  •  Parish Life Center

What makes this party unique is that children have a chance to give something to Santa at Christmas, rather than get something from him. Each child who visits with Santa brings an unwrapped gift (for ages pre-school through eighth grade) of approximately $10 in value. The gifts are then gathered and sent to local charities for needy families. Please don’t forget your camera to capture your child’s visit with Santa. 

At Santa’s Secret Workshop, children can purchase gifts for Mom, Dad or other family members and have them wrapped at the party, so the gift will be a surprise on Christmas morning. The majority of gifts are less than $5.

 Please join us for the St. Nicholas Party and get into the spirit of Christmas!

Calling All Bakers! 

Your help is needed to make our Bake Sale a success! Favorite items include cookies of all kinds, brownies, fruit pies, cakes, lemon squares, breads, candy, fudge, jams and jellies. Please bring a list of the ingredients - just the ingredients, not the amounts (Park Ridge Health Regulations). If baked from a mix, bring the ingredient panel from the box. Use disposable containers or plastic or paper plates and wrap in plastic wrap (usebows if desired). Put the name of the item only on the label. We will price the items so leave room for the price on the label.

Baked goods can be delivered to the Morello Parish Life Center on Saturday, December 7th, between 2 and 4:30 p.m. or on the morning of the sale, before 10 a.m.

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on
3. Choose your spot - will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at or 847-204-2798

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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


7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m. - Upper Church
5:30 p.m. - Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 a.m. - Upper Church
8:30 a.m. - Upper Church


8 a.m. - Upper Church
4:30 p.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel