Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information


Mass Times


Regular Mass Schedule


7:30 am  

  Upper Church

9:00 am  

  Upper Church

10:30 am  

12:00 pm  

  Upper Church

  Holy Family Chapel

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:30 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church

Remembering Deacon Al

Rest in Peace, Deacon Aloysius J. Memmel

December 14, 1928 - September 18, 2022

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Legendary Lodge Thanks You!

Please see the letter of gratitude from Legendary Lodge bleow

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Sr. Rubi Thanks You!

Missionary Cooperation Plan Second Collection… Welcome to Sr. Rubi Arellano, SSV

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Seminarian Education Fund: Sep 17/18

On the weekend of September 17th/18th, we will be taking up our Seminarian Education Fund annual second collection to raise funds to support the educational formation of our archdiocesan seminarians.

Read more: Seminarian Education Fund: Sep 17/18

Morning of Reflection: Sep 24th

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Ministers of Care - Come join us!

Read more: Morning of Reflection: Sep 24th

Baby Bottle Project: Sept 24/25

Baby bottles will be distributed after all Masses on the weekend of September 24th/25th. Please fill the empty baby bottle with spare change and return it on the weekend of October 22nd/23rd.

Read more: Baby Bottle Project: Sept 24/25

Book Club: September 26th

Join us for our next Book Club session on Monday, September 26th at 7:30 pm in our Parish Life Center AB Room

Read more: Book Club: September 26th

Ministry of Care Training: Sep 28th

Wednesdays, September 28th through October 26th from 7-9 pm - St. Benedcit Village - 6930 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles

Read more: Ministry of Care Training: Sep 28th

Priesthood Sunday: Oct 2nd

Join us in the gym after all Sunday Masses on October 2nd for a donut and to extend your gratitude to our priests!

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Stuff the Truck: October 15th/16th

Save the Date! We will be stuffing the truck this year on October 15th and 16th

Read more: Stuff the Truck: October 15th/16th

SPC at SPC: October 22nd

Service, Prayer, and Community at St. Paul of the Cross

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Fire Trucks on Parade

Presented by the Park Ridge Historical Society and Stroll Park Ridge magazine

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RCIA Program

Join our RCIA program and become a fully initiated Catholic

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Griefshare Series

Tuesdays, September 13th through December 6th, 2022 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am - Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace)

Read more: Griefshare Series

CRUX Teen Ministry

St. Paul of the Cross invites you to participate in the CRUX program offered by Mary, Seat of Wisdom parish

Read more: CRUX Teen Ministry

Take Them A Meal Returns!

Please help feed our priests on Saturdays!


Calling all cooks or those who simply want to show their support for the priests of St. Paul of the Cross! Please sign up for a dinner so our priests can eat and pray together before their evening obligations. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Read more: Take Them A Meal Returns!

Eucharistic Revival


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Sunday Night Suppers

If you, your family, or parish group would like to distribute suppers to the hungry in our area, here is your chance to volunteer! 

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Adoration Family Hour

We are exploring the possibility of beginning a weekly family hour at the Adoration Chapel

Read more: Adoration Family Hour

Calling SPC Artists and Photographers!

We have an exciting opportunity for St. Paul of the Cross artists!

Read more: Calling SPC Artists and Photographers!

Pick-up Basketball

Come join St. Paul of the Cross Men's Club members 21+ for some pick-up basketball

Read more: Pick-up Basketball

2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please make your gift to the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Read more: 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Faith & Film: October 12th

Join us for our next Faith & Film session on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 pm in the Holy Family Chapel (NOTE NEW START TIME!)

Read more: Faith & Film: October 12th

Message from our Music Director

The Music We Sing

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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.

Read more: Apostolate of Women Message

Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Invest in Kids Tax Scholarship Program has been extended into 2023. There will also be a 2:1 match again!

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The LOOP by CatholicVote

Get the news Catholic style! The LOOP's daily email recaps the big issues of the day from a fresh perspective

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Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

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FORMED Pick of the Week

FORMED. All the best Catholic Content. All in one place. FREE as a gift to you from St. Paul of the Cross!

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All the best Catholic Content. All in one place.

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Virtual Choir Performances

Our choir has created four virtual performances for your enjoyment!

Read more: Virtual Choir Performances

Watching Masses and Services

Watch our Sunday 10:30 am Mass via livestream on our website or YouTube channel

Read more: Watching Masses and Services

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program - U.S. Department of Education

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Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter

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Spiritual Resources

We hope the resources found on this page may enrich your spiritual journey during this unprecedented time when we cannot come together as a community of faith in familiar ways. One thing we know for certain is that God has never left us. He is as present to us today as before. May this time of uncertainty and isolation draw us ever closer to Him.

Read more: Spiritual Resources

Easter Obligation

Please read the decree below issued by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, regarding the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.

Read more: Easter Obligation

Parish Educational Endowment

About our Endowment

In 2000, under the leadership of Pastor Fr. Carl Morello, St. Paul established the Parish Educational Endowment Fund.  The goal of the fund is to help keep tuition as low as possible making Catholic education available to all families and to provide scholarships to well deserving and students in need and to assist with other educational needs of the parish. The fund began with a $10,000 donation from the school  walk-a-thon fundraiser.  The fund’s initial goal was to reach 1 million dollars and, until that goal was met, no monies were spent. 

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Protecting God's Children

All St. Paul of the Cross volunteers over the age of 18 must complete training that is mandated by the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

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Tax Credit Scholarships

Invest in Kids

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, “Invest in Kids,” provides a 75 percent Illinois state income tax credit to individuals and corporations that contribute money to a non-profit Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). The SGOs award scholarships to eligible students from low-income families. Donors will use money already owed to the state (taxes) and donate it to a needs-based scholarships instead, all while receiving a 75 percent state tax credit.

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Join Us For Mass


The parish priest and staff at St. Paul of the Cross Church are committed to making a welcoming place for you and your family to worship.

St. Paul of the Cross is a vibrant Catholic Community located North of Chicago. We have two worship spaces that are used on weekends - the upper church & Holy Family Chapel.

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Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:30 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church)

10:30 am (Upper Church)

12:00 pm (Holy Family Chapel)


Our church is located in Park Ridge, IL on the corner of Northwest Highway and Washington Avenue. 


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On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!


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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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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)