Fr. Britto's Blog


Sunday Evening Mass

We are a large parish. In fact we are very large. We have over 4600 registered families. Unfortunately more than half of those families probably do not participate at all. Of the other half, about 50% attend Mass on a regular Sunday. We see a good number of our parishioners for Christmas and Easter, and perhaps for Ash Wednesday. This is why I have been insisting on Sunday Mass attendance in various forums. To get our people to Sunday Mass has been one of my top priorities as the pastor.

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Commit to Faith

At the beginning of this Lenten season we are highly motivated to jump start our spiritual lives and we probably have made some practical resolutions. I would like to encourage you to use this time of grace for our spiritual growth. A few days ago, Bishop Francis Kane was at our parish to confirm our young men and women. During the confirmation liturgy, he gave a strong homily that challenged our young people to commit themselves to their Catholic faith. I believe his words will profit all of us if we put them into practice.

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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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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 and HFC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)