Fr. Britto's Blog


Easter 2015

On this day that the Lord has made, I want to wish each and every one of you the joys of this holy season. I will remember you and your loved ones at all my Easter Masses. May we all experience the full life that the Risen Lord brings! Let us continue to hold our parish community in prayer. We rejoice at Easter because death is swallowed up in victory. Death has lost its sting and we are assured of eternal life. The sadness and gloom of Good Friday make room for the triumphal joy of Easter morn. Easter always arrives in spring when life is in full bloom. This is not a mere coincidence. It reminds us of the profound significance of this feast. If we are filled with the Easter spirit, we must be full of life.

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Palm Sunday 2015

A great French Catholic writer, Pierre Babin, wrote, “Pain is the law underlying all masterpieces.” Come to think of it – his words are so true. No great masterpiece that has survived the passage of time was created without blood, sweat and tears. Michelangelo was an old man when he lay on his back to paint the immortal frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He suffered much not only physically but also mentally and spiritually as he sparred with certain ecclesiastics. Without Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifice India would not have achieved her freedom from colonial rule.

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Parish Mission

Last week Fr Val, the priest who works with the “untouchables” in Gingee, South India, sent me an email. He informed me that this Sunday (March 22nd) all the people at his center are praying and fasting the whole day for us. He asked me whether I had any special intentions that they could pray for. I am requesting prayers for each and every family in our parish, each and every individual. What a beautiful gift they are giving us!

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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


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