Fr. Britto's Blog


Respect Life

Last week I saw a news story that caught my attention. It seems that a dozen French bulldog puppies had been shipped from Jordan. As no one claimed them, they were languishing in the warehouse at the O’Hare airport. Some animal lovers were appalled that those poor, lovable pets were abandoned. As the federal government planned to ship them back to Jordan, some people rallied to raise a loud cry of protest. Even a state senator/representative threw his weight behind the cause to stop this terrible decision to send back the puppies. Finally, the authorities relented and as a result, those dogs can stay in the US where they will be adopted by loving families and individuals.

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Blue Ribbon Award

It is not every day that we get to celebrate big achievements, but in this column I am proud to celebrate our Catholic school. St Paul of the Cross School received official notification from the U.S. Department of Education that it has been given a prestigious award: The 2020 Blue Ribbon for Academic Excellence. Our school joins an elite rank of schools around the country that have been recognized as leaders in educating our children. This year only 50 private schools received this distinction and our Catholic school stands tall among those few. Every year our graduates eventually go on to colleges and universities all across the country including Ivy League schools.

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Love is the Key - Remembering Frank Dopek

Last week we lost a valuable member of our parish staff. Frank Dopek, who served St Paul in our maintenance department for almost two decades, passed away prematurely. He was diagnosed less than a month ago and after a brief treatment he succumbed to his illness. This has come as a tremendous shock to all of us. St Paul of the Cross parish and school will never be the same. All of us have lost a bit of sunshine.

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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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Phone: (847) 825-7605
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Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church


4:30 pm (vigil) - Upper Church


7:30 am - Upper Church

9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel

10:30 am - Upper Church

12:00 pm - Gym