Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Parish Nurse

Contact: Linda Burk

Linda Burk, R.N.B.S., is our parish nurse and comes to us through the Resurrection Parish Nurse program. She is concerned with the prevention of disease and promoting good health and can be reached during her office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Services include: hospital and nursing home visits, home visits and evaluations, nutritional counseling, and assistance with medicine management.

Field Advocates Ministry (Annulments)

Contact: The Parish Office

This ministry provides assistance and guidance to those who need to go through the process of a formal Annulment within the Archdiocese. Field Advocates meet with individuals at the rectory to complete the necessary paperwork and explain the process. All information is held in strict confidence.

Divorce Support Ministry

Help & Healing for those who are divorced

An 18 week series is held on the first and third Thursday each month beginning in September. This is an intense series meant to help those dealing or surviving divorce to face and cope with some of the most difficult aspects involved.

Some of the topics covered include denial, rejection, grief, guilt, shame, anger, loneliness and forgiveness. The goal of this program is to help bring healing from the divorce, move on, and grow closer to God.  Registration and a small fee are required.  

Questions ? Concerns? Contact Karen Benson

Read more: Divorce Support Ministry

Bereavement Ministry

Contact: Margaret Teich

This ministry was formed to comfort all who mourn. Trained bereavement ministers meet with families who have lost a loved one to plan and personalize the Funeral Mass. The ministers follow the survivors in the days, weeks, and months to follow. The Bereavement Ministers host the annual All Soul’s Mass each November, where the names of the deceased are read aloud.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact: The Parish Office

About the Sacrament

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  


Annointing of the Sick at St. Paul of the Cross

This Sacrament is administered on the first Saturday of each month following the 8 a.m. Mass in the upper church. If you have a loved one who is gravely ill and would like to receive this Sacrament, please call the rectory (847) 825-7605, and a priest will visit as soon as possible.

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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

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church


4:30 pm vigil - Upper Church


7:30 am - Upper Church
9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel
10:30 am - Upper Church