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Come To Me

This Sunday we heard one of my favorite gospel passages, a passage that flows from the tender heart of Jesus. As He looks at the masses that are overburdened and weary, the Master issues a summons: “Come to Me all you who are tired and I will give you rest.” How many times all of us have needed to hear that invitation! Especially during this pandemic that seems to drag on, we are sorely in need of refreshment. Jesus does not promise to take away our burdens. Instead He will give us strength to bear them.

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Fourth of July

As we celebrate our Independence Day, the nation seems to be on edge. With the pandemic increasing its threat in several states, with protests still filling our city streets, and with an election around the corner, citizens feel pulled in many different directions. Many of us feel fearful and anxious rather than celebratory. Some are even concerned that our perfect union may be fraying at the edges. How can we elevate our spirits and honor our national heritage as we should?

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Freedom

As someone who grew up in another country, I quickly learned that freedom is one of the greatest and most cherished American values. We Americans will not allow anyone to restrict or compromise our freedom in any way. The prototypical figure of the American ethos is the mythical cowboy who is a law unto himself and who establishes justice on his own terms. The battle lines that are often drawn in the cultural sand are fought over the definition and exercise of our freedoms. With the politicization of every issue nowadays, the struggle over our freedoms has become even more serious.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068


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Mass Schedule

Sunday

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

Saturday

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