Youth & Young Adults

Involvement Opportunities for Young Adults

Youth Group

Youth Group

Contact: Emilia Walasik

The main focus of our youth group is to engage young people to take ownership of their faith through various service, liturgical, and social activities and to also work on becoming witnesses to Christ’s mission.Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities to get young people involved in the parish as well as the surrounding community.

The Youth Group is committed to fostering fellowship, spirituality, and service with the teens of St. Paul of the Cross in building the kingdom of God in our world. We meet two Sundays a month throughout the school year for formation and team building. Additional Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated toward teens’ participation in service projects throughout the Suburbs and Chicago. Throughout the year, the youth group participates in retreats, service trips, and many other fun events. Registration is always open! Young adult leaders and chaperones are needed to volunteer for this important ministry!

Teen Band

Contact: Ed Eicker

The Teen Band consists of several young singers, guitarists, and instrumentalists. The band leads the assembly in song at two Sunday Masses each month. The group is led by Ed Eicker and Valerie Halston and is open to anyone in grades 8 - 12 who can sing or play an instrument. The Teen Band rehearses on Saturday afternoons from 3 - 4 p.m. in Holy Family Chapel.

Young Adult Ministry

Contact: Beshar Bahjat

The Young Adults Ministry nourishes and supports the spiritual growth and personal balance of people in their 20s and 30s (married or single) by fostering relationships, serving God and others, and exploring their faith journey. We meet once a month to enjoy food, fellowship, and faith.

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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