Involvement Opportunities for Families

Family CCD

Contact: Anna Mae Parkhill

This is an intergenerational program for the whole family. Parents and children, age four and up, discuss various religious topics and do various activities in large and small groups with the help of a facilitator.

Building Strong Catholic Families

Contact: Anna Mae Parkhill 


Studies have shown that children receive their faith from the practices of the family and those children with well grounded faith practices succeed better in life and make better choices.  When families are stronger society is stronger and we all prosper.  St. Paul of the Cross has started a Strong Catholic Family Team, this team is putting weekly tips and suggestions in the bulletin, school and catechesis news blasts, and organizing activities for families.  The goal is to develop ways of supporting the family and assists our families in developing deliberate faith habits that give our children the foundation they require. 

Faith, Fun, & Music

St. Paul of the Cross Department of Religious Education offers a music class for children from infants through 5 years old, twice a year. There is a Fall Session that begins in September and a Winter Session that begins in January. You come to class with your little ones for weekly music of classics and of songs celebrating God’s love all while making new friendships with other families in the parish! The course includes a CD. For more information For more information contact Anna Mae Parkhill.

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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
Fax: (847) 825-5186

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