Liturgical Ministries

Children's Choir

Contact: Ed Eicker

The Children’s Choir is a great way for your child to actively participate in the liturgy! If your child is in grades 3 - 8 and enjoys singing, encourage him or her to join the choir. The Children’s Choir sings at one Mass each month from Sept. through May. Rehearsals are on Monday afternoons from 4 - 5 p.m. in Duffin Hall. If you have noticed that your child expresses an interest in singing, encourage him or her to join our children's choir. 


A Note From the Director, Ed Eicker

When I began working here as the Adult Choir Director, I expressed interest in starting a children's choir. At my previous church, I directed two children's choirs, as well as a children's cantor group. Fortunately, Fr. Britto shared my enthusiasm. 

I have always felt that children's choirs are important to the church for several reasons. For one, they encourage children to take on a more active role in the liturgy. The children's choir will not only teach your children to sing correctly, but it will foster in them, a deeper understanding of Catholic liturgy, and music's role in it as well. In addition, as children get older, graduate, and move on to high school, many often decide to sing with the adult choir. This  provides the adult choir with new voices, and somewhat eases the difficult task of recruitment. Lastly, singing is a fun and positive activity that anyone can do. Studies even suggest that children who participate in school music programs get better grades and develop a strong self-image.

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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


8:30 am UC - weekday Mass

4:30 pm UC - vigil


7:30 am UC

9:00 am UC

10:30 am UC and HFC

12:00 pm UC