Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Fair Trade Market

Sunday, November 3•  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Parish Life Center

Making Fair Trade purchases, allows us to have a hand in changing the lives of God’s children across the world! 

Products from Columbia, Kenya, U.S., Ghana, Mozambique, Peru, Mexico, Nepal, Bali, and elsewhere include:

Baskets, Jewelry, Ornaments, Scarves, Coffee, Chocolate, Christmas Gifts, and so much more!

What is Fair Trade?
  • Fair Trade is a market-based system of social and economic development
  • Producers are paid a fair, living wage
  • Producers are organized democratically, in co-operatives or unions
  • There is gender equality
  • There is no child labor and no slave labor
  • Technical assistance and transparency are required
  • Environmental protection is required

Your purchase helps:
  • Fight Sex Trafficking
  • Pay tuition for orphaned children
  • Combat domestic abuse
  • Promote paying fair and living wages
  • Combat child and slave labor
  • Promote good working conditions
  • Promote sustainable practice in production
  • Promote respect of cultural traditions

Fair Trade is more than just trading:
  • It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
  • It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade
  • and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
  • It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.

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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