Parish Service

Parish Service Ministries

Servants of St. Francis Hospitality Committee

On the first Sunday of each month the Servants of St. Francis Hospitality Committee hosts a fellowship event for all parishioners following the 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Masses. These events are held outside, weather permitting. They will be held in the Parish Life Center Gym when it is cold or raining. We hope you will plan to join us each month as we get to know one another, or just catch up, over donuts and coffee.

The Hospitality Committee also hosts a number of events on campus throughout the year, as requested by the pastor. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Jennifer Brooks.

Sanctuary Guild

Sanctuary Guild helps to keep our worship space beautiful by cleaning the sanctuary and holy water fonts every Thursday after 8:30 a.m. Mass.

Ministers of Care

Contact: Parish Office

Ministers of Care are parishioners who are mandated through the Archdiocese to bring the Eucharist to shut-ins at home, in hospitals, and in nursing homes. There is an annual training program in the area for anyone who feels called to serve in this ministry.

If you are homebound and would like a Minister of Care to bring Communion to your home please contact the parish office and leave a message for Kathy Bulger.

Inclusion Committee

Contact: Maureen Wudtke

This ministry seeks to raise awareness of those among us with special needs and works to make liturgy and parish life more accessible.

Read more: Inclusion Committee

Home and School Association

Contact: SPC School

The Home and School Association is the parent organization for the school. The goal of this organization is to provide opportunities for service to the school community in keeping with the mission statement of the school. This association seeks to cooperate with the pastor, the administration, school board, and faculty in providing a Catholic education for the students.

Read more: Home and School Association

Collection Counters

Contact: Mike Angelini

Rotating teams of volunteers assist in the counting of the weekend collections and special collections in accordance with the general operating procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago. All interested volunteers must meet with the pastor, Fr. Britto Berchmans.

Apostolate of Women


Contacts: Jessica Armour  and  Melissa Poindexter

The Apostolate of Women is Catholic laywomen working together with their pastor to make the Kingdom of God come alive in their community. The Apostolate is an organization of over 325 women comprised of 14 guilds in our parish that work to grow spiritually, to plan fundraising events for the AOW and parishioners as well as donate time, food, clothing, and funds for great causes and community needs.

Read more: Apostolate of Women

Altar Linens

Contact: Madeleine McCoy

Parishioners involved in this ministry are proud of our beautiful worship space and serve by helping to keep the supply of Altar linens clean and properly pressed.

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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)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)