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 and Holy Family Chapel

  Upper Church

Monday - Friday  

6:25 am  

8:30 am  

  Upper Church

  Upper Church


8:00 am (weekday)

 4:30 pm (vigil)  

  Upper Church 

  Upper Church and Holy Family Chapel

Inclusion Sunday

In past years in October we would celebrate Inclusion Sunday. After a recent 10:30 Sunday Mass, the Knights of Columbus presented a check for over 2,600.00 to Avenues to Independence from proceeds for Their Tootsie Roll Day. We also gave special recognition to Bill Rogers (Ushers) and Joanne Scarpelli (Choir) for their contributions to our Parish Faith Community.

Read more: Inclusion Sunday

World Mission Sunday Collection

Second Collection: October 24, 2021

Read more: World Mission Sunday Collection

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

St. Paul of the Cross Feast Day

We celebrate the feast day of Saint Paul of the Cross 

Read more: St. Paul of the Cross Feast Day

Fr. Peter Installation Mass: Oct 23

Please see the details below regarding Fr. Peter's installation Mass at St. Ferdinand Parish

Read more: Fr. Peter Installation Mass: Oct 23

Food Pantry Needs

Please see the list below of particular items needed for our October 30th distribution.

Read more: Food Pantry Needs

Where is our New Food Pantry?

The new food pantry/garage is located at the end of the alley at Summit Ave. The drop-off chute is on the east side of the building. See pictorial sequence below.

Read more: Where is our New Food Pantry?

Men's Retreat: October 23rd

Join us for our Men's Retreat entitled St. Jospeh - Our Role Model in Faith on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9 am - 3 pm

Read more: Men's Retreat: October 23rd

Romans Bible Study: Begins Oct 20/21

Eight-week Bible study beginning Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm or Thursday, October 21st at 9:30 am

Read more: Romans Bible Study: Begins Oct 20/21

October is Respect Life Month

Statement of Respect for Life Month

Read more: October is Respect Life Month

25th Annual Edison Park Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Morning, November 25, 2021: Edison Park Field House

Read more: 25th Annual Edison Park Turkey Trot

Baby Bottle Project: Sept 25/26

Baby bottles will be distributed after all Masses on the weekend of September 25th/26th. Please fill the empty baby bottle with spare change and return it on the weekend of October 16th/17th.

Read more: Baby Bottle Project: Sept 25/26

Catechetical Sunday: 9/19

This Sunday is Catechetical Sunday – a day to celebrate the role our catechists play in handing on the faith to our children.

Read more: Catechetical Sunday: 9/19

Priesthood Sunday: 9/26

“The power of the priest, is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world.”  - Saint Bernadine of Siena

Read more: Priesthood Sunday: 9/26

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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New Food Pantry Opens!

To feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy. It was given by Jesus when he spoke to his disciples about the Judgement of the Nations, (Mathew 25: 31-46) and it still stands at the top of his list.

Read more: New Food Pantry Opens!

Monday Evenings of Prayer

Beginning Monday, September 13th, we will be holding Monday Evenings of Prayer at Saint Paul of the Cross.

Read more: Monday Evenings of Prayer

That Man is You!

That Man is You brings together men of all walks of life for food, fellowship, and faith. Nationally acclaimed content combines modern science with Church teaching to inspire men to transform themselves, their families, and greater society.

Read more: That Man is You!

Divorce Support Group

September 15 - December 15, 2021: Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

Read more: Divorce Support Group

Ministers of Care Training

September 29th through October 27th, 2021: Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

Read more: Ministers of Care Training

Join our Adult Choir


Read more: Join our Adult Choir

Sunday Night Suppers


Read more: Sunday Night Suppers

Volunteers Needed at OLA


Read more: Volunteers Needed at OLA

Book Club

St. Paul of the Cross Book Club is Back in Action - Come Join Us!

Read more: Book Club

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

Join Our RCIA Program


Are you, or do you know someone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program, which is currently forming, to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

Read more: Join Our RCIA Program

SPC Food Pantry Has New Home!

AUGUST 3rd was a big day for the Food Pantry!

Read more: SPC Food Pantry Has New Home!

Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Griefshare will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Church on Tuesdays, 9/14 – 12/7, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in our Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace)

Read more: Griefshare Program Returns to SPC

Ushers Needed

Please consider signing up to be an usher at one of our weekend Masses

Read more: Ushers Needed

Take Them A Meal

Please help feed our priests on Tuesdays and 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


Join Fr. James in his daily podcast which provides reflections on the daily Mass readings.

Read more: THE DAILY Podcast

2021-2022 CCD Registration Open

Catechesis (CCD) Registration has started for the 2021-2022 school year and we hae both in-person and remote options!

Read more: 2021-2022 CCD Registration Open

Renew My Church - Process Complete

A Call to Rebuild

Read more: Renew My Church - Process Complete

FORMED Pick of the Week

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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

Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

Granted by the Holy See from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021

Read more: Year of St. Joseph Indulgences

Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Run with Team OLA in the Bank of Chicago Marathon on October 10th

Read more: Chicago Marathon: Oct 10

Watching Masses and Services


Read more: Watching Masses and Services

SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award


Read more: SPC School: Blue Ribbon Award

Counseling and Shelter Services

Please be informed about available services for needed counseling or shelter.

Read more: Counseling and Shelter Services

Why Your Donation is Important

Please read this letter from Fr. Britto regarding online giving during this challenging time. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Read more: Why Your Donation is Important

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

The Veil Removed

Enjoy this very moving short film produced in part by RJ Deldago, a parishioner at St. Therese.

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Read more: The Veil Removed

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. 

Read more: Parish Educational Endowment

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.

Read more: Protecting God's Children

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.

Read more: Tax Credit Scholarships

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.

Read more: Join Us For Mass

Mass Schedule


Current Liturgical Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (Upper Church)

8:30 am (Upper Church)


8:00 am (Upper Church) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (Upper Church and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (Upper Church)

9:00 am (Upper Church)

10:30 am (Upper Church and HFC)

12:00 pm (Upper Church)


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


Read more: Location

On-Site Parking

We have plenty of on-site parking available!


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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

We are excited that the planning for reopening our Adoration Chapel is well underway.

Read more: Perpetual Adoration Chapel

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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)


8:00 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)