All are Welcome

All are Welcome

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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.


The Upper Church

The setting in the upper church is traditional with wooden pews, padded kneelers and marble statues. A renovation of the Upper Church took place in 2015 and included decorative painting of the entire interior, a new sound system and new lights. In 2017 the installation of a heritage pipe organ, Casavant Opus 1279, was completed.


Holy Family Chapel

The setting in Holy Family Chapel is more intimate and informal with padded chairs and no kneelers. A renovation of Holy Family Chapel took place in 2015 which included custom-made stained glass windows of the Stations of the Cross. Daprato Rigali Studios constructed a new altar with a marble floor and a stained glass window depicting the Holy Family as a backdrop. Music in Holy Family Chapel is often more contemporary and will sometimes include percussion and electric guitar.


Joining the Parish

If you are interested in joining St. Paul of the Cross please attend one of our New Parishioner Registration Sundays on the first Sunday of each month from 8:30 a.m. until Noon in the Parish Life Center.


Becoming Catholic

If you would like more information on becoming catholic please contact the parish office about our Sojourner Program. The Sojourner Program is for adults who would like to explore becoming Catholic, or who would like to receive Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. Please call (847) 825-7605 for more information, or contact Deacon Bob Bulger.


What  If I am Not Catholic

First, we want you to know you are welcome. Feel free to come in and get closer to God. If you come to a liturgical service, you may feel uncomfortable not understanding the liturgy. That is understandable and please do not let that stop you. There are missals in the seats which can help you to follow along.

Please know that our services are deeply rooted in biblical teachings. We believe Christ is present in the Eucharist as He told us in Scripture: John 6: 30 – 66; 1 Cor 10: 16; 1 Cor 11: 27 – 29. If the red candle on the altar is lit, Christ is present in the tabernacle on the Altar.

Bishop Fulton Sheen once said “There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church – which is of course, quit a different thing!”

All we ask is that you be respectful of our place of Worship. If you have questions about the Catholic Faith, call the rectory at (847) 825-7605 and ask to talk with a Priest.


What  If I Have Not Gone to Church in  While?

Welcome Back! We have missed you. Know that Christ has never stopped loving you and, as in the parable of the prodigal son, there will be much celebrating in heaven upon your return. If you are thinking of returning, the best way is often to pray on it. Come to Church or our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and spend some time talking with God. Ash Him if it is time for you to come back.  Follow this link to learn more Catholics Come Home



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

Park Ridge is 15 miles Northwest of Chicago and 10 minutes from O’Hare Airport. 

We are two blocks from the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Stop and one block from Downtown Park Ridge shops and restaurants.



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 and Holy Family Chapel)

12:00 pm (Upper Church)

5:00 pm (Holy Family Chapel) - 1st Sunday of month


Perpetual Adoration Chapel

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open to everyone seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. 
The main entrance to the Adoration Chapel is located at 215 Ridge Terrace off of Northwest Highway. 
After 9 p.m. a code is required to enter.

For more information please contact the parish office 

For the locaton of the chapel and its entrances please see our campus map


Plenty of Parking On Site

The main parking lot entrance is off of Washington Avenue & Northwest Highway.

Additional parking is available in the small lot on Ridge Terrace next to our Kinane Center.

There is a handicap accessible ramp and elevator that is easily accessible from our small parking lot.

The entrance to our small parking lot is through the alley, off of Summit Avenue.

Please see our campus map for details

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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 and HFC

12:00 pm UC